Tony Mowbray has seen an improvement in his side - but now wants more consistency after Rovers were held to a 2-2 draw by Huddersfield Town.

Rovers impressed in the first half and led at the break courtesy of goals from Lewis Holtby and Bradley Dack.

They had trailed to a Karlan Grant penalty, after Elliott Bennett was adjudged to have fouled Adama Diakhaby, and were made to settle for a point after Juninho Bacuna’s second half equaliser.

“Ultimately we’re disappointed,” Mowbray said.

“To go a goal down so early, to perform the levels we did first half, we have to strive for consistency over 90 minutes. Every team has to do that, but it’s difficult to maintain.

“I think at our best we should be able to win lots of matches if we play like we did for most of the first half.

“Second half you have to give them credit, the momentum swung their way. We were disappointed to lose the second half 1-0 because we could have been out of sight first half.

“Frustration is the ultimate feeling. They’re on a decent run. If we played them five or six games ago we might not have had to play as well and still won.

“Danny and his coaching staff have given them some belief.

“We’re disappointed ultimately.

“We have picked up some injuries at the back and were mixing and matching a little bit.

“Despite that I though the levels were good first half.”

The penalty appeared controversial, with Bennett on the floor when making the challenge that sent Diakhaby to the floor.

But having not seen the incident back, Mowbray said: “It was a long way away. The referee had a think for a few seconds and then decided to give it.

“I can’t do anything about it, we’re not in the Premier League where VAR can change it.

“Our reaction was what was most important to going behind and I thought it was pretty good. We managed to cut them open and score some goals.

“We have strive for the consistency to play at those levels.”

Rovers could have led by more than a one goal margin at the break, with Holtby passing up an excellent chance when played in by Bradley Johnson.

Dack went close early in the second half, but after Bacuna’s equaliser, Rovers couldn’t lift themselves in the search of a possible winner.

He added: “We created lots of chances, that’s how you want to play how we did first half and what we do a lot of work on.

“You only see the games, but I’ve seen an improvement in the team, what we need to see is an improvement in the consistency of performance level.

“Blackburn Rovers are a very different team to what they were a year ago, working off Danny Graham on the diagonals, knock-downs to Dack and then looking for a bit of magic.

“We’re now trying to control games more and I hope as we grow and develop the consistency and ability of teams to dominate games for long spells, not just 45 minutes, that’s how you win games.

“You keep the ball, create chances, score goals, defend high up the pitch, but credit to them.

“They were in the Premier League last season, they have some good players and have a confidence level about them.

“We’re left frustrated and disappointed not to take three points at home again.”