Tony Mowbray admitted it was a time for big calls as he made four changes to help swing the game in Rovers’ favour against West Brom.

Mowbray made four changes midway through the second half, as they trailed promotion-chasing West Brom 1-0, before Joe Rothwell equalised with his first touch.

Elliott Bennett and Sam Gallagher were also involved in the move, while Lewis Holtby and Jacob Davenport, Mowbray’s other two substitutes, had chances to win it late on.

The visitors were having the better of the opening hour, and could have been further clear were it not for some important saves from Christian Walton.

Mowbray then gambled with his changes, which were all tactical, and moved to a new formation in a bid to get back in to the game.

“It’s a time for big calls,” he said.

“I was saying to my assistant that it was time, they were on top, they were going to score again, they were pushing us back. They have good players who pick the right pass, they’re clever footballers around the edge of the box.

“We needed to change the flow of the game a little bit so gambled a little bit, went 4-2-2-2 and it paid off for us.”

Rovers trailed just before the break to Filip Krovinovic’s strike, but Mowbray, like his defenders, was frustrated that the flag wasn’t raised in the lead-up to the goal.

It’s one of a number of calls that have gone against Rovers in recent weeks, having been denied a clear penalty in the win at Cardiff City in midweek, while a number of decisions in the defeat to Leeds United seven days earlier went against them.

And Mowbray said: “You can feel their quality particularly in the first half, there’s a reason they are the top end of the table with Leeds. They have experienced players with quality who know when to pick the right pass and make good decisions.

“Watching their goal at half time, if it’s not a metre offside, it’s half a metre offside, which is a frustration for us all.

“I thought it was a great response in the second half. Whether the changes could them out I don’t know, but we scored pretty quickly after the changes and before they re-adjusted.

“They had some good chances in the first half, the ‘keeper made some important saves for us, and we have some unbelievable chances in the second half, one-on-ones, that should have gone in to the back of the net.

“Sam Gallagher missed a one-on-one against Leeds, Jacob just after coming on, running through, just slide it around him, under him, over him, whatever it is, so that’s a frustration that we didn’t get all three points, but acknowledging they’re a very good side and could have been two goals in the first half with the chances they created, despite the offside goal.”