It has been Adam Armstrong as the central striker and Sam Gallagher out wide for the last two matches, with the 22-year-old’s speed set to become a key facet of how Rovers will look to play.

For much of Tony Mowbray’s time in charge he has gone with a more physical target man of a striker to lead the line to Rovers to get up the pitch and Bradley Dack involved in the game.

With Dack out for the remainder of the season, and Danny Graham starting fewer matches, Rovers are looking to utilise Armstrong’s ability to run in behind as Mowbray looks to move this team on.

The hope, as it worked out against Sheffield Wednesday, is for defender’s to be wary of his pace and so drop deeper, in turn creating more space for Lewis Holtby to collect passes from the back.

From there, Mowbray hopes the German, who scored twice at Hillsborough will be able to link with the three other forward players.

Armstrong has five goals and four assists in his last 10 matches, two of which have been coming off the bench, and Mowbray is excited by the options he brings the side.

He explained: “What is so good about Adam is that he’s so fast, even from a standing start.

“With total respect to Sam, he has to get those big levers going and then when he does he’s like a juggernaut running at you.

“Armstrong is snap from nothing, on the shoulder and away.

“He was a threat, a nuisance to them. Adam Armstrong buys space from Lewis Holtby because they have to defend deeper and when you have the likes of Adarabioyo who can wrap the ball in to him, he can then turn and has 20 yards of space to play in to.

“Then he can slide Armstrong and Gallagher in and that’s how we will try and do it.”

Gallagher scored when coming in off the right flank against the Owls, netting his fourth of the season, and while his role has come in for criticism, Mowbray admits it might not be a long-term plan.

Instead, Rovers will look to add to their wide options in the January transfer window to free up the £5m summer signing to play more of a central role at times.

But wherever his position, Mowbray feels Gallagher’s appetite to learn will stand him in good stead.

“We are throwing a lot of information at Sam Gallagher every day and he’s shown a willingness to want to learn,” the manager said of the 24-year-old.

“We have talked about turning the STC (Senior Training Centre) in to a learning environment with the touch screen technology.

“Sam watches his clips every day from training, not just matchdays, where he should go, he’s trying to learn the game.

“The positive thing for me is that he wants to do it, he doesn’t want to get away at 1pm, he’s still there at 3pm and 4pm watching his clips and trying to get better with his movement.

“As most of the young players do, that’s what we’re trying to create, what we spoke about in the summer with the owners.”