Tony Mowbray feels he has moulded a Rovers side in the identity that he’s always wanted after their 4-0 win at Coventry City.

Rovers have now scored 16 times in their seven Championship fixtures, hitting four at St Andrew’s having done so at Derby last month, with Adam Armstrong’s double taking him to seven for the campaign.

Harvey Elliott scored his first in Rovers colours, with Sam Gallagher coming off the bench to add a fourth in injury time.

The hosts had to play for the majority of the match with 10 men after Michael Rose was dismissed for bringing down Ben Brereton for the penalty which Armstrong dispatched.

And Mowbray said: “We’ve done a lot of work and tried to change things around on how we’re going to play. We have fast, technical strikers whereas for three years we had Danny Graham with Bradley behind him, but the times are changing, the clock is moving forward.

“We are changing the way we want to play and I’ve always liked technical footballers yet when the main man at your football club is a big centre forward who uses his body and all the players look up to him it’s difficult to change things in a positive way.

“We’re now starting to build a team in the image that we want, yet we lost two on the bounce and if people start to not believe in the team then I need to keep them focused.

“The games we’ve lost, two former Premier League teams last year, away, but they were both games we could have won. The other one was Forest where it looked 0-0 all the way, they didn’t look like they came to score but got a deflected goal near the end.

“We have to keep believing in what we’re doing, trying to win football matches, stay positive, keep our attacking play going.”

Rovers only led 1-0 at the break, with Lewis Holtby among the players guilty of missing some clear-cut opportunities to extend the advantage.

Armstrong added a second within four minutes of the second half however, as Rovers put their foot to the floor to add two more before the end.

“I would have liked it to have been before half-time,” Mowbray said of the search for a second goal.

“Holtby could have scored two or three, and the second goal would have allowed us to be more relaxed in the second half and wait for the chances to come.

“We scored it pretty early in the second half so I was pleased with it, because it’s not easy against 10 men, playing against two banks of four, one striker, it can be dangerous.

“I was pleased when the second goal went in, I thought we were good in that we were able to get in behind them.

“I think it’s important to say that Coventry City will have a good season and cause lots of teams problems this season. They’re a very well-coached team.”

Mowbray was back at one of his former clubs and keen to praise the work of opposite number Mark Robins who has taken the Sky Blues from League Two to the Championship.

Rovers managed 24 shots at St Andrew’s, taking them to 125 across their seven Championship fixtures, with Mowbray pleased with the impact of Liverpool loanee Harvey Elliott to his frontline.

“I’ve said to Mark that he’s done an amazing job and they’re a really good team. If we had played against 11 all game then it would have been really tough for us,” he explained.

“I was delighted with the quality at the top end of the pitch, I think Elliott has all the pictures, he’s really tight with the football and I thought Brereton was excellent for us.

“Armstrong does what he does, scored two again, and I think we played at the intensity that we have been, that’s allowed us to win a couple of games away from home 4-0, and one at home, 5-0.

“But we’re not getting carried away because there’s been the games where we’ve deserved more, like Watford on Wednesday, where we had 19 shots and lost the match.

“There’s lots to be positive about, but we have the league leaders around the corner who have won six out of seven. There’s the big test for us.”