Shane Duffy dedicated his wonderful winner and wild celebrations in the vital 1-0 victory at Brentford to Rovers’ travelling supporters, on this day in 2016.

Duffy smashed the ball into the top corner to settle Saturday’s crucial Griffin Park clash before jumping in to the away end, a strike which would win the club’s goal of the season prize.

The centre-back was booked for sparking scenes of joy but he insisted it was worth it as Rovers bounced back from their midweek defeat to Ipswich Town.

Duffy admitted the players had let the fans down at Portman Road but he hopes his third, and best, goal of the season went some way to making up for the disappointment they felt.

He said: “It was a great feeling to see the ball hit the back of the net.

“I’m just delighted to get the three points because it’s been tough on the road and it’s been a tough old month.

“Tuesday night was disappointing from us and I know the fans travelled a long way and paid a lot of money for a ticket.

“And we’ve had great support again. It wasn’t the prettiest match for them to watch but we got the winner.

“It was definitely worth a yellow!”

Rovers first away victory in nine Championship games moved them up to 14th and nine points clear of the relegation places going into the international break.

And it was made all the more impressive by the fact they played the final 38 minutes of the match with 10 men after captain Grant Hanley was sent off.

Substitute Elliott Ward slotted in alongside Duffy at the heart of the defence as Rovers recorded their 13th clean sheet of the campaign.