Tony Mowbray felt a failure to register more than two shots on target, and conceding from a set piece, were big disappointments from the defeat to Luton.

However, the boss felt the performance on a whole, if replicated, would win Rovers more games than they lose as they seek a response against Nottingham Forest.

Rovers had 17 shots on goal, but Lewis Travis' goal, and a second half Danny Graham shot, were the only two that managed to hit the target.

Mowbray saw similarities to the opening day defeat to another newly-promoted side, Charlton Athletic, with a set piece goal proving to be their downfall in the second half.

He said: “I think we were all left frustrated, I didn’t need to tell the players.

“I think they all understand our expectations and we want to win lots of matches this year and show people the work we’ve done and how we’re all working and trying to be a good team.

“But every team has a plan, tries to make life difficult, or if they’re a top team they try and implement their game-plan on you and make it difficult for you.

“I think at the weekend it was a game we felt we should win, and there were comparisons to the opening day against Charlton, we didn’t do the basics well enough from a set play and lost the game because of it.

“That wasn’t the only reason, we missed too many opportunities. To hit the target twice from 16 or 17 shots is a frustration for us.

“We felt as though we should have scored more goals than we did from the chances and number of balls that went in to the box.

“It wasn’t to be, but they’re things we have to work on and keep going.”

Mowbray has the options to make changes should he wish, but doesn't foresee a need for wholesale alterations.

He added: “As a manager I can’t moan about having too many good players to pick from.

“We have to get the job done on the pitch. There was a huge frustration from the other day, I thought there were a lot of positives but we didn’t get the result which is all that really matters.

“But if we perform as well as we did for spells the other day then you’re going to win more games than you’re going to lose.

“Lots of positives, about the selection of the team, positives about the way the team is trying to develop and trying to keep the mentality and belief that we play Nottingham Forest tomorrow night and the expectation is that we can give them a really difficult evening and hopefully pick up the three points.”