Adam Armstrong feels better awareness in the penalty area has been key to his goal-laden season.

Armstrong won the players’ player, and Junior Rovers player, of the year prize after scoring 29 times in an excellent personal campaign.

The 24-year-old was a double-award winner last season, when netting 17 times, but feels he’s become a much more rounded player this term, not relying on the long-range strikes that were a trademark of his 2019/20 campaign.

Indeed, it wasn’t until the final day win over Birmingham City, where he netted a third hat-trick of the season, that Armstrong scored from outside the box.

His second goal, which found the net from 20 yards out, was also a 10th left-footed goal of the season, adding to 16 with his right foot and also three headers, having not managed any previously in Rovers colours.

And it is that variety of goals that he has added to his game which saw him pass the 28 goals Jordan Rhodes scored in 2012/13, meaning it was the most for a Rovers striker since Alan Shearer’s 31 in his final season at the club.

“The players’ player means a lot because you know it’s coming from the lads and they have shown their respect for what I’ve’ done this season,” he said.

“On a personal note I’m very happy with what I’ve done, I’ve bettered last season and that’s been my target and it’s been a great season.

“I’ve worked on where to be in the box, scoring more goals from inside the box, getting my positioning right, it’s paid off.

“Playing up front every week has been great, I hit the ground running from the start of the season so it’s a confidence thing, working on my strengths and weaknesses every day and I feel I’ve got better around the box, goals I wouldn’t have scored last year, so it’s been nice to know that I can do that as well.”