FRIEDEL: A virtual spectator all afternoon as West Brom offered precious little as an attacking force...6

CURTIS: Rock solid again and his pace proved a real asset whenever he was called on to cover for Berg or Short...7

SHORT: Used his muscle to keep the physical threat of Bob Taylor and Jason Roberts at bay...7

BERG: Outstanding again at the heart of Rovers' defence. A real captain's performance from the cultured Norwegian...8

DUNN: Had to curb his attacking instincts in the absence of Flitcroft but still caused problems with his direct running...7

MAHON: Another all-action display from the young Irishman although not quite as effective as he was at the Reebok...7

GILLESPIE: Still finding his feet after a long lay-off but he's showing signs of improvement all the time...7

BERKOVIC: Another priceless contribution from the little Israeli. Some of his passing was out of this world...8

JANSEN: Always a threat up front but didn't really get the chance to add to his 15 goal tally...7

BENT: Starting to develop a useful knack of scoring vital goals. In the right place at the right time again to capitalise on Berkovic's magic...7

DUFF: Worked his socks off down the left and his pace on the break always caused Albion problems...7


HIGNETT: A couple of useful touches late on...6

HUGHES: Barely had time to make his mark.


HOULT: Helpless for the goal...7

BUTLER: Booked for a cynical challenge...6

CARBON: An uncomfortable afternoon at the back...6

VAN BLERK: Involved in an interesting duel with Gillespie...6

SIGURDSSON: A stubborn competitor...7

SNEEKES: Not much of an influence...6

JORDAO: A few nice touches in the centre...6

APPLETON: An energetic performance...7

CHAMBERS A: Kept busy by Duff...6

FOX: Albion's best performer...8

TAYLOR: Provided nuisance value up front...6


ROBERTS: Lucky to escape with a booking after raising his arm...6

CHAMBERS J: Added pace after his introduction...6

LYTTLE: Only got 10 minutes at the end. 02


Goal attempts...Rovers 13 West Brom 5

Shots on target...Rovers 6 West Brom 1

Woodwork...Rovers 0 West Brom 0

Offsides...Rovers 8 West Brom 5

Corners...Rovers 9 West Brom 4

Free kicks...Rovers 20 West Brom 26


Referee...Mr G Laws (Tyne and Wear) 7

Bookings...Rovers; None West Brom; Butler, Roberts and A Chambers (all fouls), Fox (dissent)

Sendings off...None


01 Rovers miss the chance of a dream start when Marcus Bent's cross finds Damien Duff but the young Irishman shoots straight at Russell Hoult

05 David Dunn skips past a challenge on the right before cutting in and letting fly but Hoult comfortably saves his drive

25 Matt Jansen volleys over from 25 yards after a poor defensive header from Matt Carbon

30 Bob Taylor goes down under a challenge from Craig Short but the ref waves play on

30 In a swift Rovers counter Eyal Berkovic feeds Duff but his cross on the run is headed over by Marcus Bent at the far post

47 Rovers go one up after Berkovic plays a one-two with Dunn before crossing for Bent to smash home the opener

51 Another Berkovic pass releases Alan Mahon but his left-foot blockbuster is palmed to safety by Hoult

51 Dunn then fires over from the resulting corner after a vicious snapshot from Mahon

54 Keith Gillespie chips a clever ball over the Albion defence for Bent to run onto but his first touch allows Hoult to clear

58 Albion's best chance of the afternoon falls to Taylor but he scuffs his shot straight to Brad Friedel after Tony Butler had nodded down a free kick

65 Duff's flick finds Jansen but he can't get any power on his header and Hoult saves easily

89 Duff wriggles past a couple of challenges but his fierce cross-shot is blocked by Hoult