Tony Mowbray felt his side got their rewards against Huddersfield Town and was pleased to see all three of his attackers contributed.

Adam Armstrong bagged a hat-trick, his second of the season, which took him to 25 goals for the season, while Sam Gallagher and Ben Brereton were both on target, and also claimed an assist.

Brereton came in from the start in place of Harvey Elliott and scored his first goal since February to take him to the season, while Gallagher is now up to eight after netting Rovers’ fourth.

That came as Rovers ran in three goals in the space of six second half minutes before the hour to take the game away from the Terriers, Armstrong scoring two of them as he moved to 25 in all competitions.

And Mowbray said: “We’ve worked hard with those boys, we’ve invested money in them and it would be nice if we could score five every week but that’s impossible of course.

“I think the work we’re doing, and I hope it pays off in the long-term for them because they’re really hard-working, honest kids and attackers have to score.

“However hard they work they get judged on their numbers and I was pleased for them.

“We scored a few goals, it was important to get a win, back-to-back home wins.

“It’s undoubtedly been tough, the team misses the crowd, every team misses their home crowd.

“I’m happy enough, we worked hard which is what I ask of them and we got our reward for the effort they put in.”

Armstrong hadn’t scored at Ewood since scoring from the spot in the defeat to Preston North End on February 12.

But he was on target to put Rovers ahead when heading home from close range, and added two more in the second half before being replaced with 15 minutes to go.

Mowbray said of the top scorer: “It’s not a surprise to me, he scored 20 goals for me at Coventry.

“Every day he’s practising, it’s no accident when you’re pretty good at what you do.

“He could have scored more, there was a brilliant ball from Bell that he mis-contacted at the back post and one when he squared for Brereton who hit the side netting when in the middle of the goal he probably should have shot himself.

“Adam is still a work in progress, he’s missed three penalties, he could easily be up there at 30 goals and I am pleased for him every time he scores because he’s a brilliant kid.

“We’ve had some disappointing days and he’s a voice in the dressing room and as a young guy he has an opinion on why it didn’t work, that’s why he gets the captain’s armband sometimes because he’s opinionated on his football.”