Tony Mowbray won’t be forced in to changes in attack despite a lack of goals from his forward players.

Sam Gallagher is yet to find the net in his nine Championship appearances so far while Adam Armstrong got his first of the campaign in the win at Reading.

Danny Graham, who scored from the spot in the home win over Middlesbrough in August, is waiting in the wings should Mowbray see fit to make changes, but he admits opponents Nottingham Forest will have a big say on who he selects.

Experienced frontman Graham made a difference off the bench against Luton, and has started just two games so far, and could be in line for a recall, as could fit-again Tosin Adarabioyo should the boss see fit to return to a back three.

“I generally pick the team to beat the team that’s in front of us,” Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“I want to be able to trust them all.

“It’s a fine balance and ultimately when you get it wrong because the team don’t win, you leave yourself vulnerable.

“Some players will argue that if they score then they should stay in the team, but in my opinion, which is the one that counts, if I think we need speed because a team is going to push us back and we’re going to need speed to get up the pitch on transition then we’ll go with the fast, strong players.

“If I think we’re going to dominate the ball and be around their box then I’ll pick a player whose body strength might help us.

“The team selection is all important in football, the more you win, nobody questions why you picked that team, but when you lose, the questions are there and that’s okay, that’s part of this job.

“I just try and let my players know my reasoning and my thought patterns and they buy in to that logic because they understand the reasons why the team has been picked.”

Adarabioyo has started just twice for Rovers since agreeing a season-long loan move from Manchester City.

The 21-year-old returned to the matchday squad against Luton having missed the win at Reading, where he was set to start, with a groin strain.

His return offers Mowbray the option of going with a back three, as Rovers did in the win over Millwall last month, but taking a more longer-term view, Mowbray feels he will become a big player over the course of the season.

He added: “The more good players we have at our disposal the better.

“Watching Tosin in training there is no doubt in my mind he’s a top player, a very talented boy.

“Unfortunately he picked up a thigh strain just before the Reading game having done a couple of days work on the team with him in it.

“Injuries are part of football and you have to deal with it but now he’s fit, back on the training ground, the big decision is whether the team is functioning well enough to continue.

“You don’t just change your team because one player gets fit and he has to understand that he might have to bide his time, and when I feel it’s the right game or the right team I will put him in.

“There’s no point putting in a player and changing the system if you don’t think it will help the team function against the opposition.

“He’s a very talented boy, super fast and strong, exceptional at passing out from the back, 6’5, and has all the attributes and I’m sure he’ll be very useful to us moving forward.”