Adam Armstrong made just a sixth league start as a central striker for Rovers in the win at Hull City.

The first of those in the league also came at the KCOM Stadium 12 months ago in what his Championship start after signing a permanent deal.

Though Tony Mowbray revealed it wasn’t memories of his impressive performance on that day which saw him get the nod having replaced Danny Graham and Sam Gallagher remaining in a role out on the right wing.

Gallagher started the opening two league games as the central striker, while Graham scored from the spot against Middlesbrough in his sole league start so far.

Mowbray says he will continue to mix up his options however, depending who the opposition are.

He explained: “We look at the opposition and felt as though we could get down the sides of their centre halves.

“We thought Armstrong’s pace rather than Graham’s strength would be the way to go.

“It worked sometimes. On other occasions they pressed us high and the balls forward were too long and we couldn’t get in behind them.

“There’s always another team playing and you don’t know what they are going to do, just what they’ve done in their last few games.

“It was difficult to get through their first line of press, the striker and four midfield players, and it proved tough at times.”

Meanwhile, Ben Brereton missed the win with a knee injury. The 20-year-old has been ruled out of the last two matches but could return against Cardiff on Saturday.