Tony Mowbray says Rovers must mentally ‘toughen up’ after conceding three more goals on the way to defeat on the final day against Luton Town.

A 3-2 victory for the Hatters saw them cement their spot in the Championship for next season, but for Rovers, they end the season in 11th having struggled for consistency across their 46 games.

They went an 11th game without a clean sheet, conceding 23 goals in that time, with three set plays their undoing at Kenilworth Road.

Hayden Carter and Bradley Johnson put through their own net, while James Collins scored a penalty on the hour, after Jacob Davenport brought down Harry Cornick, his spot-kick happening to be the Hatters’ only shot on target of the night.

And Mowbray, whose side had started well taking a sixth minute lead through Adam Armstrong, was disappointed how his side fell away.

“We lost three goals, again, it’s almost a common thing. We have to toughen up, the flaws are there to be seen, we have to fix it,” Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“There’s plenty of good stuff, plenty of half decent football, I don’t want to rubbish it all, but you can’t concede the goals we’ve been conceding.

“We’re hugely disappointed, so much control and then from 1-0 if anything, two set plays we let them back in to it and then we huffed and puffed, but not enough. A disappointing night for us.

“The best teams don’t allow that happen. Mentally we have to toughen up, we’re not managing the games, I’ve had a long chat with them about the levels, the standards, you have to be to get out of this league.

“With total respect to Luton Town, who’ve battled and fought and managed the game, but if you want to get out of this league you can’t come here and get beat.

“We will improve and we have to and the players know that.

“It’s been an up and down season, some amazing moments and performances, and then we’ve had days like that where the consistency level hasn’t been there.

“If you’re marking people out of 10, one week we’re eight or nine and then it’s not six or seven the next week, it’s a three or four.

“I don’t see it coming sometimes.”

Asked if Mowbray feels the improved mentality has to come from new signings in the summer window, he added: “Those are the conversations I’m having. The new season will start in seven weeks and we’re assessing all the time.

“Everyone has had an opportunity in these games, every minute they’re on the pitch they’re getting judged, and as we move forward, we’ll have to see what team we pick.”

Luton went in to the game knowing victory would secure them a spot in the Championship next season, and they made it 16 points out of a possible 27 since the re-start after coming from behind to win.

That was of disappointment to Mowbray, as was how the game finished, feeling referee Darren Bond lost control of the game, with Luton wasting time at every given opportunity.

He added: “Last game of the season, against a team pretty desperate for a result, and we went from being in total control and if anything we just took our foot off the gas.

“Within a couple of minutes we’re 2-1 down from a couple of set plays, and you could feel their urgency.

“As the game went on the officials lost a bit of control of the football match. I just wanted the game to flow, let’s play a football match, not spend half the time looking for a ball in the stands.

“We’re disappointed not to win, we shouldn’t be coming here and losing, we did, credit to them. Luton is a proud club, with a great history.

“They’ll get another go in the Championship next season and it’s great credit to them.”