Tony Mowbray laid no blame at the door of the officials for Rovers’ home defeat to Luton insisting: ‘we didn’t do enough’.

Mowbray was however, frustrated by the length of time it took for Luton to take set pieces, with referee Gavin Ward taking until injury-time to book a Hatters player, despite several previous warnings.

Bradley Dack thought he had equalised, only to be flagged offside when turning in a Derrick Williams knockdown, with the goal chalked off despite the linesman not initially flagging, though the right decision was reached.

Mowbray hadn’t seen the incident back when speaking with the press post-match, but preferred to focus on his side’s performance rather than that of the officials.

He said: “Generally I don’t get involved, I don’t want to be the manager who goes and bangs on the referee’s door.

“I like to calm down, he didn’t give the goal, the score is 2-1, it doesn’t matter whether I think it was offside or not, I’m not really interested.

“I thought the referee had a tough day, let too much roll and decided to book someone (for time wasting) in the 94th minute.

“Never mind, it was more about us than the officials, I don’t want to stand here and blame them for a 2-1 defeat.

“We have to look at ourselves and ask if we did enough, were we clever enough around the edge of the opposition box, have enough shots?

“We had enough territorial advantage in their half and around the box, they can give you problems with the way they play and break away, but generally the flow was towards their goal.

“But we didn’t do enough to put the ball in the net often enough.”