Adam Armstrong joined elite Rovers company when he reached the 20 league goals mark in Saturday’s draw at Cardiff City.

The striker had reached 20 goals for the season in February, but injury, and his longest drought of the season of six games, meant he had to wait until the weekend to reach that mark for Championship goals.

In doing so, he also reached 50 league goals for the club, having reached that mark in all competitions back in November, netting a late winner against Millwall.

Armstrong now has 57 goals for the club, level with Danny Graham, 51 of which have come in the league. Those include 42 in the Championship, and nine in the second half of the League One promotion winning campaign.

He is the first player to reach 20 league goals since 2014/15 when Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede scored 21 and 20 respectively, the first time the club had two players get beyond the 20 mark. With five games to go, Armstrong will have eyes on catching the 25 Rhodes managed in 2013/14.

Between promotion from the Championship in 2001, and relegation 11 years later, Rovers didn’t have a player reach 20 league goals, though Roque Santa Cruz and Benni McCarthy both went close.

The Paraguayan managed 19 in 2007/08, as well as four more in the cup competitions, while McCarthy scored 18 times, and a further six more in the cups.

Bradley Dack also went close in the League One promotion campaign of 2017/18, finishing on 18.

Matt Jansen became the first 21st Century member of the '20 club' when scoring 23 to fire Rovers to promotion in 2000/01.

That ended a five season wait for Rovers to find a 20 goal a season striker following the departure of Alan Shearer. Shearer’s prolific form, spearheading the 1994/95 title win, saw him reach 30 in three consecutive seasons between 1993 and 1996. Tommy Briggs is the only other player, post-War, to reach the 30 mark.

Before Shearer came David Speedie. His 23 helped Rovers to promotion in 1991/92, having also reached that mark in 1988/89.

Simon Garner’s 194 goal record will take some beating, but only once did he reached 20 in a single season. In 1982/83 he scored 22 times, and a further goal in the cup competitions.

He had a couple of close calls in 1983/84 and 1989/90, finishing on 19 and 18 respectively.

But what Garner had done in 1983 was end a wait of 18 years for someone to reach 20, Andy McEvoy having scored 29 goals in the 1964/65.

Fred Pickering scored 23 times in 1962/63, but in the 1950s, there was no shortage of goalscorers.

Tommy Briggs, for four consecutive seasons, between 1953 and 1957, not only went beyond 20, but 30, scoring 128 league goals in that period, with three more to his name in all competitions.

It was a golden time for Rovers goalscoring, as in 1957/58 and 1958/59 Rovers had Peter Dobing to rely on, scoring 20 and 24 respectively, and passing 50 in all competitions across the two campaigns.

The only player in the post-War period to reach 20 was Dennis Westcott in 1948/49.

Any Rovers player will have to go some to top the 43 goals scored by Ted Harper, in just 37 games, in 1925/26.

Players to have scored 20 league goals in a season: Adam Armstrong, Jordan Rhodes, Rudy Gestede, Matt Jansen, Alan Shearer, David Speedie, Simon Garner, Andy McEvoy, Fred Pickering, Peter Dobing, Tommy Briggs, Dennis Westcott, Nobby Clarke, Len Butt, Ernie Thompson, Clarrie Bourton, Ted Harper, Percy Dawson, Danny Shea, Jack Southworth