Tony Mowbray feels his side have developed a new identity – but knows Rovers will continue to be judged on results.

Mowbray wanted to embrace a more possession-based style this season and feels his side have demonstrated that in recent matches, despite being winless in their last four games.

The boss isn’t ready to give up on the new-look approach however, feeling confident that his side will be able to turn their dominance with the ball in to results.

They travel to Birmingham City tonight aiming for a first win in five matches, with Mowbray believing his side are improving as the season goes on.

“I see the improvement in the understanding of the way we’re asking the team to play,” the boss said.

“You have to find your identity and we’re trying to find our identity, improve it, and that’s what I meant when I talked about improvement.

“I feel the team are coming to terms with how we want to play, what the intentions are, but we have to put the ball in the net and keep the ball out the other end.

“We’re all judged on results and people can question the balance, but I thought there was a lot of good play (against Huddersfield), an identity started to come through and we are starting to dominate the ball.

“The last four or five games we’ve had 60 per cent possession and from that we’ve tried to create chances and probably haven’t taken enough of the opportunities we’ve created.

“We’re still a work in progress on that and let’s see where we end up.

“At the moment we’re a bit frustrated with not taking maximum points from games that we felt we deserved to.

“I’m sure we’re not the only team in the league saying that.”

Mowbray feels the additions of the likes of Stewart Downing and Lewis Holtby are benefitting Rovers in their quest to move away from their previous style that focused heavily on the physical strength of striker Danny Graham at the top end of the pitch.

Though Mowbray isn’t wanting to become one dimensional this season, trying to create different ways of playing within their new-look approach.

“I think we have some different individuals than we had at the start of pre-season that can help make our team better,” the boss added ahead of tonight’s game.

“I think through pre-season when you’re playing Mansfield, Macclesfield, Rochdale, you can look pretty good at what you’re trying to do.

“The reality is that we don’t play those teams in this league.

“We play better teams with better individuals, so it’s difficult sometimes to gauge.

“Within the course of the 10 weeks, we’ve tried to develop different systems rather than having one so when a team scouts us they can analyse and try and nullify.

“We have to try and be fluent and find different ways of playing.

“Within the same shape you have to adjust and adapt and when I say we’re improving, I see the team being able to adapt to what it has to do to get on top in any given game to dominate the game with the ball.

“Dominating the ball, as we’ve found over the course of the last few games with 60-odd per cent possession, we haven’t won too many. But it does give you a level of control.”