Ben Brereton scored again for Rovers Under-23s as they enjoyed a near perfect night at West Ham.

Damien Johnson’s side were 3-1 winners against the Hammers to open up a five point gap to the Premier League dropzone with four games remaining.

Harry Chapman moved a step closer to first team involvement as the January signing came through 90 minutes in his third Under-23s outing, while Jacob Davenport also played the full game.

Rovers made one change from the Premier League Cup win over Doncaster last week as Joe Rankin-Costello replaced Hayden Carter.

They took the lead in the 20th minute when defender Charley Doyle headed in a John Buckley corner.

The lead lasted just a matter of minutes though as Dan Kemp levelled for the Hammers.

With 13 minutes to go, Nuttall scored from the penalty spot, one he won himself, to put Rovers ahead.

And they opened up a two goal lead deep in to injury time as Brereton raced clear, before rounding the goalkeeper and tapping in for his third goal in two Under-23s outings.

The win leaves them in ninth place, five points above second-bottom West Ham, though the Hammers do have a game in hand. 

Rovers Under-23s are next in action when they host Brighton next Monday.

Rovers: Albinson, Rankin-Costello, Doyle, Magloire, Thompson, Buckley, Davenport, Chapman, Butterworth (Mols, 89), Brereton, Nuttall

Subs: Eastham, Saadi, Vale, Annesley