Tony Mowbray says Rovers’ other attacking players must strive to improve their finishing standards as Adam Armstrong continues to lead the way after his double in the Cardiff City draw.

Armstrong now has 22 goals in all competitions, almost four times that of Rovers’ next highest, Sam Gallagher, who hit the post in the Bluebirds draw.

Rovers had gone seven-and-a-half hours without a goal from open play before Armstrong, who saw a penalty saved on his return to the team against Bournemouth, equalised before the break and then came up with a last-minute goal to earn a share of the spoils.

The 24-year-old had gone six games, and almost two injury-impacted months, without a goal, before finding the net twice against Cardiff as Rovers stayed 17th in the table.

Asked about finding more goals, Mowbray said: “We need to keep working on the training ground and get our strikers to work on different types of finishes.

“When you do those types of drills and Adam joins in, he’s always the best at them, the other strikers have to keep trying to raise the bar for themselves.

“Adam has a natural no back-lift, snappy, punchy, strike off both feet and that’s something he developed as a kid and he has the ability to take the ball in back to goal and swivel either way and shoot.

“The strikers are all working hard every day to improve to add goals and get themselves in positions to score goals.”

Rovers have now won just one of their last 15 matches, Armstrong missing five of those through injury, and Mowbray has lamented his absence during this time. But he welcomed the striker’s impact against Cardiff as Rovers maintained an 11-point gap to the bottom three going into their remaining five games.

Armstrong now has 15 more goals than any other Rovers player, and 21 of their 52 in the Championship.

And Mowbray added: “Sometimes as a coach you feel like it’s an excuse when players aren’t available, and the team have been playing pretty well and getting beat, but that wasn’t the case because Adam did his job.

“He could have scored a couple of goals against Bournemouth, had a brilliant chance and missed a penalty, so could have had two more, but he was maybe a bit rusty.

“Hopefully he’s got a lot more goals in him between now and the end of the season.”