Ben Brereton rescued a point for Rovers with his second goal of the season as Tony Mowbray said ‘the fruits are finally coming’ with the improvements the attacker is making.

Brereton led the charge for Roves at The Den as a game of few chances saw the Chile international equalise with a header after Jed Wallace had put the hosts infront.

He has commanded the headlines after his exploits at the Copa America but Mowbray believes it is the maturity of the 22-year-old, as well as his renewed confidence, which is proving beneficial to Brereton.

And three years since his big money move from Wednesday’s opponents Nottingham Forest, Mowbray is pleased with the impact Brereton is having on the team,

He said: “I think there's a confidence level in him. The last three years I've talked about maturity and I think he's showing that. You could see how he puts his body in and bounces off players whereas that was never the case in the previous years.

“He's come back understanding his physicality but he's always been a talented player. We paid a lot of money for Ben Brereton and I think the fruits are finally coming now.

“Moving forward he's hungry for goals, he loves playing with this group of players and he has a lovely, soft personality. So when I try to drive him to be aggressive it's not natural to him but he can do it.

“He's a big specimen of a man and we're delighted with what he's doing at the moment.”

Tyrhys Dolan was replaced at the break as Rovers moved to a back three so turned to Harry Chapman and Dan Butterworth from the bench in their search for an equaliser.

For Chapman it was a first competitive appearance since December after finishing last season on loan at Shrewsbury Town and missing the opening two matches of this season following an illness.

Butterworth has been used off the bench in each of the two matches so far and the attacker made a difference with his ability to carry the ball forward.

And Mowbray said: “They're two players who have flashes. Harry Chapman can be a match-winner on his day. He can beat people, he's fast and direct.

“Butterworth is similar, he's very mobile from the central areas. He had one run and he scores goals like that for the Under-23s. He runs past people like they're not there and shoots off either foot.

“Unfortunately for Danny he's been injured the last two years so we're just easing them back in.

“I'm pleased with both of their contributions. They both brought a little different to what we already had on the pitch and I felt we had to chase the game a little bit and they helped us get back into the game.”