DAVID Dunn’s final match for Rovers ended in triumph as Gary Bowyer’s side rounded off their campaign with an entertaining 3-2 win over play-off bound Ipswich.

The Tractor Boys went in front inside two minutes thanks to the Championship’s leading marksman Daryl Murphy.

But goals from Jordan Rhodes and man-of-the-match Craig Conway in the first half and top-scorer Rudy Gestede in the second turned the contest on its head.

Murphy struck again, from the penalty spot, late on.

But the day belonged to Dunn who was named captain on his 378th and final appearance for the club.

Before the game Markus Olsson was named Rovers’ player of the year while Tom Cairney, for his stunning first-minute strike at Norwich City, collected the Peter White Memorial Trophy after winning the club’s goal of the season award.

But the celebrations soon died down as just 76 seconds after kick-off Ipswich went in front.

Take nothing away from Murphy’s fabulous finish from Jay Tabb’s outswinging corner, a powerful and true volley past teenage goalkeeper David Raya, who was making his Rovers home debut.

But the space he was afforded to score his 26th goal of the campaign was criminal.

Gestede then sliced one effort wide, after Conway’s free kick broke to him in a crowded box, and another, from a Tommy Spurr long throw, straight at Bartosz Bialkowski.

But, after Luke Chambers headed over another Tabb corner, one so nearly became two for the Tractor Boys in the 15th minute.

Murphy flicked on a long ball into the path of his lively strike partner Freddie Sears, who skimmed the bar with a terrific first-time shot from a tight angle.

But Ipswich eased off and they were made to pay by a familiar foe in the 36th minute.

Conway’s free kick into the box was a good one and there was Rhodes to head home expertly.

It was his 21st goal of the season, his fourth in five games against the Tractor Boys and his 161st in 291 appearances since being allowed to leave the club in July 2009 by then manager Roy Keane.

And six minutes later Rovers went in front.

A Spurr long throw was flicked on by Gestede to the back post where Conway turned from provider to scorer as he volleyed in his fourth goal of the season in gleeful fashion.

There were chances at both ends at the start of the second period with Tractor Boys half-time substitute Stephen Hunt blazing over and Rhodes seeing a close-range attempt blocked behind by Bialkowski.

But the Polish goalkeeper was beaten in the 58th minute.

Dunn set the ball rolling with a lovely pass down the line to Conway whose cross toward Rhodes broke to Gestede and, with the Ipswich defence at sixes and sevens, he poked home his 20th league goal of the campaign and his 22nd in all competitions.

It means Gestede and Rhodes are the first Rovers players to each reach 20 league goals in the same season since Andy McEvoy and John Byrom 50 years ago.

Murphy then wasted two opportunities – one gilt-edged – to reduce the deficit.

But those misses were nothing on the opening Sears fluffed in the 74th minute.

Raya made a sharp save to deny Tyrone Mings and the ball dropped to Sears who somehow managed to scoop it over the bar from three yards out.

And he was so nearly made to pay four minutes later when Gestede’s replacement Josh King let fly with a thunderous 20-yard shot against the bar.

Moments earlier Dunn had left the field to the standing ovation he so richly deserved.

But whether he was going to depart with one final victory became unclear after Murphy fired in his second in the 82nd minute after Spurr crudely ended Ed Bishop’s run into the area.

But, despite their late pressure, Ipswich could not find an equaliser.

It mattered little, however, as with Derby County losing at home to Reading, their place in the top six was safe.

Rovers finish the campaign in ninth and unbeaten in seven matches but 11 points behind the play-offs.

Rovers: Raya, Henley, Lenihan, Spurr, Olsson, Williamson, Evans, Conway, Dunn (Marshall 76), Rhodes, Gestede (King 72). Subs not used: Eastwood, Brown, Cairney, O’Sullivan, Nyambe.

Goals: Rhodes 36, Conway 42, Gestede 58.

Ipswich: Bialkowski, Chambers, Berra, Smith, Mings, Skuse, Parr (Anderson 52), Bishop (Bru 84), Tabb (S Hunt 46), Sears, Murphy. Subs not used: Gerken, Fryers, Chaplow, N Hunt.

Booked: Skuse, Tabb.

Goals: Murphy 2, 82pen.

Referee: Graham Scott.

Attendance: 16,869.