Tony Mowbray feels the number of efforts at goal means it is the finishing of them, rather than the creation, that needs to be worked on after Rovers were knocked out of the FA Cup.

Taylor Richards’ first half strike was fumbled into the net by back-up keeper Aynsley Pears, with Rovers, despite their 20 efforts at goal, rarely looking like scoring.

The closest they came was a Bradley Dack follow-up from six yards out saved from Ellery Balcombe, which followed him palming away a Harvey Elliott strike, the two quickfire efforts the sole shots on target that Rovers managed across the 90 minutes.

That was despite, as has become the norm, seeing the majority of the ball, but they struggled to break through and failed to score for a seventh time this season.

“The attacking players have to perform, they have to score, they have to take the chances when they come,” Mowbray said.

“If we weren’t getting chances I would be looking at aspects of the team to adjust things, but we are getting chances but the percentage that are going in isn’t enough.

“It was a game we dominated from start to finish but didn’t create the amount of chances as we would have wanted. When we did, we didn’t take them.

“Is it a concern? 20-odd attempts is pretty common for us, we’ve had the most shots in the league, I know this wasn’t a league match, but have about 20 shots a game.

“We lost 1-0 at Stoke, 1-0 at Bristol City, 1-0 today, we scrambled a 1-1 against Sheffield Wednesday, we’re not taking the number of chances that we’re creating.

“We’ve got the league’s joint-top scorer, but it is a concern when games come along like this and you don’t take your chances.

“It’s frustrating for us. Every footballer at the top end of the pitch is practicing their finishing every day, they’re not going in at the moment.

“Dack had a chance where 9/10 the net bulges yet the keeper made a good save.

“Buckley didn’t make any contact on it, any touch would have taken it past the goalie. They almost scored an own goal from a corner, a frustrating day for us but no excuses.”

As for the goal Rovers conceded, Mowbray said that wasn’t something that would need to be studied in detail to understand where they went wrong.

“It was a shot from 25 yards that fumbled through the goalie’s hands,” he said.

“It’s not a goal I will break down much, the two centre halves should have stood their ground a bit more instead of backing off, but still, it’s a pretty basic shot at the goalie that he fumbled in.”