The superlatives continue to be lavished on Ben Brereton but for Tony Mowbray it’s his selflessness that is most impressive.

Brereton’s equaliser was his fourth goal in four games and 14th for the season, which helped rescue a point for Rovers at Bristol City.

He has developed into their talisman following the summer departure of Adam Armstrong and took the one chance that fell his way at Ashton Gate to bring Rovers level.

It was the finish of a man in form, a shot rifled into the roof of the net of the net with the power proving too much for City stopper Dan Bentley.

His celebration irked the home supporters but was another sign of Brereton playing with the utmost confidence and his role as pantomime villain thereafter looked one he relished.

Rovers benefited from having Brereton back sooner than expected due to suspension ruling him out of action for Chile’s second game of the window.

Should he have played in Wednesday’s defeat to Ecuador then it would have meant he would have had only one training session before Bristol City, instead he was back at Brockhall on Monday.

His travel commitments in October saw him only make the bench for the game with Coventry City after the previous international break but he was thrust in from the start as Rovers named an unchanged.

Where Ryan Nyambe struggled, possibly as a result as his travels across with Namibia, Brereton looked fresh and once again Rovers’ main hope for a goal.

He had one chalked off in the first half for offside, moving just too soon before volleying home a Reda Khadra pass but led the fight in the second half and was coming into the game more moments before his goal.

The 22-year-old is second only to Aleksandar Mitrovic in the Championship scoring charts and halfway to matching the 28 goals scored by Armstrong last season.

While his Chile exploits have hit the headlines, his manager hasn’t seen a difference in personality or approach in Brereton whose workrate continues to shine through.

“So many superlatives about Ben,” Mowbray said.

“He had a goal chalked off when he was marginally offside in the first half.

“We just need to keep him going.

“He’s a brilliant kid, I just like working with Ben because he’s such a nice kid, he’s so humble, so hardworking and honest for the team.

“You could be a Chilean international playing with (Alexis) Sanchez and (Arturo) Vidal and come back what you might call in football terms ‘big time’ but he’s so grounded.

“It’s amazing how hard he works for this team and he gets the reward of scoring the goals and it’s fantastic for Ben and the team that he helped us get a point.”

Brereton has started 17 of Rovers’ 18 Championship fixtures so far, more than he managed in the entirety of his first two seasons at the club.

Along with Thomas Kaminski, Lewis Travis and Joe Rothwell he has featured in every match so far this season and Mowbray says there is no chance of the Chilean international asking for a breather despite his hectic schedule.

“We shouldn’t be surprised by his quality finish because he’s a threat to any opponent,” Mowbray added.

“I don’t think Bezza would want to be left out if I’m honest when he’s on such a good goalscoring run, because I think he believes and feels that he’s going to score in every game.

“He’s got a lot of confidence and belief to lash it into the roof of the net from such a tight angle. It was a brilliant finish to be honest and I’m pleased for him that he’s in such good form and enjoying his football.”