Lewis Travis says he won’t ever change his approach from wanting to play every minute possible – but admits not training in the lead up to the Leeds United defeat did take its toll on him.

Tony Mowbray revealed the 22-year-old midfielder could miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury, but he was a surprise inclusion in the starting line-up for the Leeds United defeat after sitting out the midweek trip to Barnsley.

Mowbray had welcomed Travis’ return by playing through the pain barrier, something Travis says he will continue to do for the team, but suggested he had let his manager down with his performance, accepting responsibility for Leeds' opening goal.

Despite Rovers slipping out of play-off contention, Travis feels there’s life left in the season yet, and he won’t be asking to sit out any of the remaining games.

“That’s not the player I am, that will never be the player I am,” he said.

“I said to the gaffer that when you play you’re never 100 per cent fit, you’re always carrying some sort of knock, so this time wasn’t any different.

“I feel like I let him down a little bit with my performance that I put in.

“I’m always trying to play every single game, I felt alright going in to the game, but not training all week did take its toll on me.

“My personal performance, it wasn’t my best, having not trained all week going in to the game, I didn’t feel as sharp as I would have wanted, but the knee is fine.

“But I’m not one for excuses, we weren’t all at the races, but if we played as well as we could have then we might have won the game.”

Travis says his knee hasn’t got any worse over the weekend, putting him in contention to make a 37th start of an impressive season when Rovers travel to Cardiff City.

The Academy graduate says he prides himself on his ability to play three games a week, and says even if the play-offs become out of reach mathematically, the players will still be giving everything.

“We’re all gutted, me especially, because we couldn’t have asked for a better start and we were looking at Wigan and Barnsley as winnable game, looking to get four or six points, and if we had then we’d have been right up there. But it just didn’t happen for us.

“If you look back, I watch all the games, and I think Wigan, the majority of the game we had all of the ball but just haven’t been good enough in both boxes these last few games.

“You can have all the possession in the world but the only thing people remember is who wins and who loses on the day.

“Statistically it’s not over yet, if we go to Cardiff and get a win, who knows what can happen?

“We’re all a competitive group of lads, we all want to win and do well and need to take it game by game.

“If it’s not to be the play-offs then it’s about building the confidence going in to next season.”

On his role Leeds’ first goal, he said: “If I look back at it, different refs in the league might have given it, but I can see why he didn’t.

“He was a bit quicker than me on that occasion, I just needed to move the ball a bit quicker and take full responsibility for that goal.

“We all need to take ownership on getting the ball, that’s the type of team we want to be moving forward, more possession-based.

“I found myself in an area where I took too many touches of the ball.”