GARY Bowyer says he expects to return to his previous role as reserve team boss after signing off as Blackburn Rovers caretaker manager with a 1-1 draw at Wolves tonight.

Bowyer stepped up from his role with the reserves to take charge of the first team following Henning Berg's dismissal, winning three and drawing one of his four games at the helm.

But Rovers appointed Michael Appleton as their new manager hours before tonight's game with Wolves and Bowyer says unless told otherwise he expects to return to his work with the second string.

"I will pick that up with Michael," he said.

"But until I'm told any different, then I'll be back as reserve team coach on Monday."

And Bowyer was proud of his side's performance at Molineux, when Roger Johnson's leveller gave Wolves a point after Rovers had led through Jordan Rhodes' penalty.

"It was a fully deserved point," he said.

"That is a big point in this season.

"The fighting qualities we showed were brilliant. The character of the players was first class.

"Wolves pumped balls into the box and we defended very well - all bar one."