It is rarely dull watching Rovers Under-23s, and with a combined 42 goals in their eight league and cup matches this season, it’s easy to see why.

They were at it again in a 3-2 Premier League Cup win over Middlesbrough on Friday night, where had they been more clinical infront of goal, they could have made the game much more comfortable.

The Boro victory was only a second of the season, backing up the 1-0 victory at Chelsea on Sunday, as Rovers got up and running in the round-robin cup competition.

With a 3-3 draw against Tottenham, in which Antonis Stergiakis saved an injury-time penalty, followed by a 4-4 draw at Leeds United, where Luke Brennan netted in the 98th minute to steal a point, 4-1 and 4-2 defeats at Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion, and throwing a 2-0 lead away in their opening game with Everton, Sheron’s side have definitely provided entertainment.

That’s why the 1-0 win over Chelsea was so pleasing for Sheron, as his side claimed a first Premier League 2 victory, and clean sheet, and while he feels his side are doing plenty right, he feels taking more of their chances stands between making games much more comfortable for themselves.

Their quest is being helped by players previously required to fill the bench at first-team level now being available at a more regular basis.

“Chelsea was the exception at the weekend, which was nice to keep a clean sheet,” Sheron said of his side.

“It was nice to win a game of football because we haven’t done that enough this season and I feel as if we’re getting one or two players back, looking a bit stronger.

“I thought there was a period in that game where we could have had three or four and then they score one from a great free-kick and it puts the game on the edge again.

“We’re doing okay, I’m pretty pleased with the progression we’re making, it’s always about trying to get players into the first-team and I think one or two are starting to show a bit more consistency which is what we like to see.”

It promised to be another thriller against Boro who led inside a minute when Joe Gibson took advantage of an opening on the left.

Rovers’ response was strong, and instant, Sam Burns netting his eighth goal in nine games this season when firing home in the fourth minute after good work from Jared Harlock and Joe Ferguson.

The pair were linking up well down the Rovers right, and Harlock put Rovers ahead before the break with a neat left foot finish from the edge of the box.

He had an excellent chance to double the lead, only to head wide a Lenni Cirino cross.

Rovers did eventually get a third goal, sub Harry Leonard rounding the keeper and coolly slotting home, before the hosts squandered more chances to put the result beyond doubt as Burns, Luke Brennan and Cirino all went close.

There was a nervier than expected finish though when Isaac Fletcher curled home an 85th minute free kick, though Rovers did eventually hold out.

“First and foremost really pleased we’ve won another game of football,” Sheron said.

“I felt we could have scored a few more goals and made the game a bit easier, we’re disappointed about it getting to the last five minutes and the game still being on the edge.

“We’re getting into good positions, we’re doing two-thirds of the job well, but I do think we need to start putting more of our chances away.

“If we do that then the games can be much easier.”