Tony Mowbray says his Rovers players are continuing to give their all for the cause in a bid to turn their form around.

Rovers are now six without a win, but they did end their run of defeats with a point at home to Coventry City.

Ben Brereton’s first half goal put them ahead before Matty James earned the Sky Blues a point with his goal early in the second half.

The visitors played the final 10 minutes with a man light after Leo Ostigard was sent off, but Rovers managed just two shots across the 90 minutes, and had just one effort at goal in the second half.

“I thought the goal was good, I think what pleased me, as it has done in every game, is that there’s been no capitulation from the team, they fight all the way to the end, they give everything they’ve got,” Mowbray said.

“We are well short I would suggest of, I wouldn’t say I have a best team because the team you pick is affected by the team you’re playing, whether you need extra speed, or extra physicality, or extra technique, you have a bunch of players and you pick the team you think can damage the opposition.

“We’ve had a lot of players unavailable and the team we’ve selected and has gone out onto the pitch has competed every game, unfortunately we’ve come out on the wrong side of some tight games.

“Generally, they’re fighting hard, they’re working hard, competing in every match. I don’t see a team that’s stopped working hard for each other.”

Rovers came into the game on the back of defeats to QPR, Preston, Barnsley, Nottingham Forest and Watford but looked well set to end their month wait for a win as Brereton put them ahead with his second goal in a week after being recalled to the side.

However, James’ goal five minutes after the re-start pegged Rovers back, and they failed to find another gear to get themselves a second goal that might have seen them edge another tight game.

“The team have been very focused on trying to get positive results and I would say that all of the games we’ve come out on the wrong end of a 2-1 or a 1-0 defeat we’ve been in every game,” Mowbray added.

“We haven’t been battered by any team and I haven’t come away from any game thinking that we deserved nothing from that.

“Yet ultimately we live and die by the results and we have to accept it, but we could have won those games, but we didn’t.

“This was another tight game, could have gone either way, it ended a draw. I think we could have been sat here talking about six draws with the tightness of the games.

“Let’s keep rolling with it, it was a frustrating day for us. It’s wrong to think ‘we should have beaten Coventry’ because they’re a good team, they beat Brentford 2-0 the other week, they’re a well coached team and they make life difficult for you. They’re aggressive, they’re a good side.”