Jon Dahl Tomasson paid compliment to his players feeling there were positives to take from the 1-1 draw with Watford.

Bradley Dack put Rovers ahead with his 50th league goal for the club, a lead Tomasson felt they fully deserved at half time.

The hosts came on strong in the second half and levelled 16 minutes from time as Wesley Hoedt turned home from a set play.

Yet Rovers were good value for their point, with Tomasson feeling they could have had more had they shown more bravery on the ball in the final third.

“In the end of the day, coming away from Watford with a draw and you see the squad and the players they have, I think it’s okay,” Tomasson said.

“I think we deservedly went in ahead. They put a new player on, and quality, and we tried to withstand but it couldn’t happen.

“If you look at the quality they have, they have good players. A big compliment to my players, with the team spirit, and how they were fighting was extremely good.

“Maybe if we were a bit better on the ball, showed a bit more bravery, like we did for periods in the first half, we could have created a bit more so we could have been able to win the game.

“It was great to see many Rovers fans making the trip to London and I don’t think we can expect more. This squad did a good job.”

It was a third successive league draw for Rovers who have a tough run of games on the horizon, with a trip to West Bromwich Albion next up.

Rovers could have gone back into the play-off spots, and the Hornets, with a win.

But taking a point back to East Lancashire, Tomasson said: “If you look at the quality of the opponent they’re good, have a lot of good players, and the way we dealt with that was really good.

“I think we did well defensively, could probably have created more by being braver on the ball but the intention was to ty try and win the game but to get a draw that’s a lot of positive things to take with us.

“In 2023, three wins, three draws, one defeat. We weren’t happy with the performance at Rotherham, we’ve spoken a couple of times about that, but we should give compliment to the boys from my point of view.

“The boys worked really hard and there was a really good spirit.”

Dack turned home from close range after Joe Rankin-Costello had been denied.

It was a third goal of 2023 for Dack, and seventh for the season, as he continues to become an increasingly important part of the side.

“He can score goals and we know that he’s getting fitter,” Tomasson said.

“At the start of the year he wasn’t ready, but now he’s showing his quality that he has which is positive.

“I’m really happy with that.”