Tony Mowbray believes the Rovers supporters have plenty to be positive about heading in to the summer after a 2-2 draw with Swansea City.

That moved Rovers to 60 points, as they finished 15th in the table on their first season back in the Championship.

Darragh Lenihan put Rovers ahead, but they trailed at the break to goals from Courtney Baker-Richardson and Oli McBurnie.

But a dominant second half saw Rovers level through Bradley Dack two minutes after the re-start, his 18th of the season, before hitting the post as they pushed for a winner.

“You want to finish as high as you can. We spoke about reaching 60 points this season and we finished bang on that,” Mowbray said.

“It is a little bit frustrating because we fell away in February and March but we have finished pretty strong with four wins, a loss and a draw from our last six.

“We have to take that momentum in to last season and strengthen. Of course, that doesn’t mean that any new players are going to hit the ground running.

“We have to look forward to the challenge. We have lots of talented, young footballers at this club but what we need to try and do is put some men alongside them that can help, guide and show them.

“I think the fans should be excited about the team that’s emerging and was out on the pitch towards the end.

“They are young, athletic, good footballers and if we can keep teaching them the game then I think the future looks bright.”

Mowbray felt his side started well before falling away at the end of the first half in which Swansea dominated.

Rovers knocked the visitors out of their stride in the second period, with Mowbray believing his side looked the more likely to claim the three points.

He added: “I thought the first 20 minutes we were really good.

“If you are going to play against Swansea how we wanted them to then you have to play at an intensity level.

“After the initial 20 minutes of getting on top of them, they got on top by picking the right pass. We knew how they played, but when good teams get in to their rhythm, which they did, we had to get back to what we had been doing.

“We spoke about that at half time and I thought we did that in the second half. I thought there was a greater intensity, we were on the front foot, asked questions, and the fact we could play two-v-two at the back, with the intensity of Lenihan and Williams, allowed us to push extra men in.

“We could have nicked it at the end. I thought we deserved the equaliser and I thought it was a good game of football.

“I’ve said to them that we will endeavour to be as controlling on the ball as they showed next year, as well as never losing the intensity we can play at.

“When you marry the two together then you will have a pretty good team.

“I thought we were the ones in the ascendancy and going to be the team that would have won it.”