Watford boss Slaven Bilic felt his side were unlucky not to take all three points from their 1-1 draw against Rovers.

Bradley Dack opened the scoring midway through the first half, slotting home Joe Rankin-Costello’s effort was saved by Daniel Bachmann.

Dack had the ball in the net again after getting on the end of Scott Wharton’s headed, but the offside flag came to Watford’s rescue.

And the hosts managed to get back on level terms 16 minutes from time when Wesley Hoedt fired home.

Bilic felt Rovers’ goal came against the run of play but was pleased with how his side responded to the setback.

“We played well,” he told the club’s website. “I think we did more than enough to win the game - we created four or five proper chances to do so - but our final touch and final decision-making was lacking.

“Their goal didn’t kill us, and it didn’t really change the pattern of the play. It obviously affects the game when you’re on top and then you suddenly concede, but I thought we did well.

“I was disappointed with how we finished the game, because we didn’t really create anything, but overall I think it was good.

“We gave everything and of course it is good to have players back available. They are not in top form yet, but that will come.

“For now, we have to find the balance of using them in the correct way and building them back to their best, and we saw today how valuable a lot of them are to our team.”

The result sees Rovers slip to eighth in the Championship table, having drawn their last three league matches. Meanwhile, Watford are in sixth place and have failed to win any of their last four fixtures.

Jon Dahl Tomasson’s men are back in action on Wednesday night when they head to the Hawthorns to take on West Brom.

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