Rovers reached 500 consecutive games with an Academy product in their ranks on what was Tony Mowbray’s 700th competitive games as a manager, against Wycombe.

Mowbray has named an Academy graduate in all of his 174 matchday squads since taking charge in February 2017, with his spell in charge of Rovers the longest both in terms of time, and matches, of his career.

The 5-0 win over Wycombe was his 75th win and matched the win at Sheffield Wednesday in January when Rovers also ran in five unanswered goals.

Included in the Wycombe line-up were Academy graduates Joe Rankin-Costello and Darragh Lenihan, with Scott Wharton, Ryan Nyambe and John Buckley all listed among the substitutes.

Lewis Travis, currently out injured, is one of 12 Academy graduates to have been handed their debuts by Mowbray, a list which includes Andrew Fisher, Matty Platt, Tyler Magloire, Joe Grayson, Hayden Carter, Jack Doyle, Stefan Mols, Dan Butterworth and Jack Vale, as well as Rankin-Costello and Buckley.

Elsewhere, Tyrhys Dolan wasn’t born the last time Rovers won 5-0 at Ewood, that coming against Burnley on April 1 2001.

He became the first 18-year-old to score for Rovers since August 2016. Then, Scott Wharton netted in the 4-2 league cup win over Crewe, but was two months older than Dolan when grabbing his goal.

Dolan narrowly missed out on overtaking Damien Duff on the list of youngest Rovers scorers, Dolan finding the net when aged 18 years, eight months and 23 days.

Duff was 18 years, eight months and seven days old when he scored in the 3-2 win over Everton in the Premier League in November 1997.

It puts Dolan 12th on the list of Rovers youngest ever scorers, a record held by Jimmy Haydock who was 17 years and 71 days old when netting against Wolverhampton Wanderers in September 1890.

Adam Armstrong meanwhile became the seventh player in the 21st century to net a hat-trick for Rovers, the first since Danny Graham in December 2017, as he joined a list which contains Jordan Rhodes (2), Rudy Gestede (2), David Bentley, Roque Santa Cruz and Yakubu.

Wycombe Wanderers also became the 99th different opposition that Rovers have faced in the Football League, and the first since Fleetwood Town in October 2017.