Ryan Nyambe was pleased to play a part in both goals in the win over Barnsley – and hope it demonstrates the work he’s been doing on the training pitch.

Nyambe teed up Armstrong for the opening goal, his second assist for the striker this season, and it was from his cross that Sam Gallagher put Rovers 2-0 ahead.

The 22-year-old has worked hard to add an end product to his game, his first assist in senior football coming against Swansea City in February, with Tony Mowbray having preferred Joe Rankin-Costello at right back at times this season because of his attacking instincts.

However, Nyambe has proven his defensive qualities and feels the attacking side of his game, following work with coaches David Lowe and Damien Johnson, are improving.

He said: “I just decided to be positive, to power on and thankfully the goal came from it.

“It’s very pleasing to play a part in both goals because it’s something I’ve been working very hard at improving in training.

“It makes you feel good and gives you confidence when you see that work paying off.

“Even at 2-0, we still had to be concentrated and focused to make sure we got through it.”

Rovers stretched their unbeaten run to five games against Barnsley, completing an unbeaten November with back-to-back wins, and Nyambe feels there is positivity around the camp.

He told the club website: “We’ve come back after the international break and found it tough to get going against Luton.

“But the last two games have been positive and we’ve stepped up.”

Nyambe has appeared in every matchday squad so far, starting 10 times, and the Namibia international is set to keep his place against Millwall tomorrow.

Mowbray added: “For Ryan to get to the byline and cut it back for Adam to do what he does, is fantastic for Ryan and for the team. Again, confidence for footballers is key.

“I think Ryan knows how good his athleticism and strength is and when he’s one-on-one with somebody, you never feel as if he’s going to get knocked off the ball or be outpaced.

“We just have to keep working on the technical side of his game, in order to help him improve his ability to flick balls down the channel and deliver crosses into the box, because the physical attributes and the attitude are all there.

“Ryan is a brilliant lad, who we desperately want to do well.”