Tony Mowbray says he won’t hide from the results as Rovers suffered a 10th 1-0 defeat of the season at bottom side Wycombe Wanderers.

Fred Onyedinma scored the only goal of the game, heading home unmarked from a set play two minutes after the re-start, and in doing so fell to a 17th league defeat in 39 games which leaves them 15th in the table.

It is now one win in 13 games for Rovers whose season was fallen off a cliff ever since an unbeaten January moved them into play-off contention.

Since then there have been too many lacklustre performances, and just seven points from the last 39 points available has seen them slide down the table, though Mowbray believes they will be able to find the results that will stop them further slipping into trouble ahead of Monday’s game with play-off chasing Bournemouth.

“We have to accept the results, I’m not running away from the results, I’ve said that to the team,” Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph.

“We’ve had so many 1-0 defeats this year and you have to turn those 1-0 defeats into 1-0 wins and then you would be right up the table.

“It’s been a difficult season for everyone, not just us. We’ve never had a year like this in all of the Football League.

“I agree, this season, but that’s the same for lots of teams. I’m not running away from the results, we’re all disappointed with our league position but this team generally have performed at a decent level and not had the results they’ve deserved.

“We have to accept that and take it on the chin as I’ve always said, football teams and football managers, it’s ultimately where you finish but I do think it’s been an unusual season and the teams that have tried to play high intensity football have suffered more than the rest.

“Maybe because of the extra injuries those teams get, and we fall into that category like Southampton in the Premier League and like us they’ve dropped away pretty badly and maybe that might be because of the situation of trying to play high intensity football in a season where the games are coming every three days.

“As a manager you have to take that on the chin. Did we foresee how this season was going to unfold? Probably not.

“Had I felt the performance level of the team was such that we deserved to be where we are then there would be real concerns, but I don’t necessarily think that.

“The results are the results and the table is the table.”