Tony Mowbray admitted taking one point from two home games compounded the misery of Rovers’ 4-2 defeat at QPR.

The Rovers boss had no complaints after defeat in west London which saw Rovers head in to the second international break 14th in the Championship.

That meant it was just one point from three games within the space of seven days following defeat to Luton Town and a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest, both at Ewood Park.

And the boss said a failure to capitalise on those two home matches, that followed back-to-back wins over Millwall and Reading, was of particular disappointment as Rovers looked to climb the table.

They will return to action on Saturday week with another home game, but having taken 14 points from their opening 11 fixtures.

“It was a tough week for us because we deserved a lot more in the two home games,” the boss said.

“You don’t deserve to win games if you don’t defend better than we did.

“I’ve got no complaints about (QPR).”

Rovers trailed 1-0 at the break before replacing Danny Graham with Lewis Holtby at half-time.

They scored twice in the second half, through a Bradley Dack penalty and Adam Armstrong’s third goal in four games, but shipped three at the other end to lose 4-2. And Mowbray says he is still trying to strike the right balance between attack and defence 11 games in to the new season.

“Sometimes you get spells where it just doesn’t go your way and whether it’s confidence dips or what I’m not sure,” the boss added.

“I didn’t think second half there was a lack of confidence, there was a lack of ability one-on-one and giving the ball away cheaply at times.

“I know we’ve got good attacking players but it’s just a balance between how much you protect your backline and how much you support your frontline.”