Tony Mowbray felt the result bettered the performance as Rovers reached 50 points with victory over Derby County.

Goals from Sam Gallagher and Harvey Elliott earned Rovers just a second win in 16 games as they came from behind after Tom Lawrence had the visitors ahead.

The win moved them to 50 points and 14th place in the Championship with four games of the season remaining.

“You have to say that the result is important,” the manager said.

“I don’t want to be hypocritical and say that it’s all about the result when I sat here after Bournemouth and said that the performance was good yet we got beat 2-0.

“If anything I was a bit disappointed with the performance level of the team, particularly first half. Second half we upped it and could have scored a few more goals.

“I can’t remember playing without the control we normally have for a long time yet we won the game.

“We could have scored more, Adam (Armstrong) could have had a hat-trick, yet I thought they were a pretty decent team, a good structure to their play, but we take the points and move in the final four.”

Rovers were second best in the first half but went in level after Gallagher headed in a Barry Douglas corner.

They upped their intensity levels in the second half, and Armstrong was denied three times before Elliott scored what proved to be the winner in the 66th minute.

“I think after we scored it gave the team a bit of confidence, because they came with a game-plan, they didn’t play with their big centre forward and played a transition game, a front four that looked like they could all break away,” Mowbray added.

“I’m happy to take the points, move on. They’re a good side, they have to win a game or two themselves before the end of the season but there’s good signs.

“For us, it was important to get to 50 points, four games left, and let’s see how many we can get to.”