Dilan Markanday was handed his Rovers debut in a bid to offer something different in the defeat at Hull City.

Markanday had only trained once with his new team-mates before being handed his debut in the second half.

Rovers were trailing 2-0 at the team, with Tony Mowbray keen to add more creativity to his side in a bid to find a way back into the game.

The 20-year-old attacker could be in line for his home debut when Rovers return to action against Middlesbrough on Monday at Ewood Park, with Mowbray convinced the permanent signing from Tottenham Hotspur can prove to be an exciting addition.

Rovers could yet be in the market for another attacker before the January 31 transfer deadline, with Tyrhys Dolan sidelined by a hamstring injury and Ben Brereton away on international.

Asked about handing Markanday his debut, Mowbray said: “I think he brings a different element to what we had on the pitch and what we had on the pitch wasn’t threatening their goal enough.

“We didn’t look like we were going to create enough opportunities.

“A bit of individuality, see if he could get on the ball. He danced past one or two in that right-hand corner and got to the byline, again I’ve just said have we got enough poachers in the middle, one-touch finishes.

“We got behind them a couple of times to the byline, (Darragh) Lenihan did a couple of times, Tayo (Edun) did as well, but nothing came of it ultimately.

“Let’s brush ourselves down and get ready to go again for the next.”