Coventry boss Mark Robins says Rovers are the best “counter pressing” team in the Championship following his side’s dramatic 1-1 draw at Ewood Park.

The hosts went ahead six minutes before the break when Sam Gallagher headed home from Joe Rankin-Costello’s cross.

But goalkeeper Ben Wilson scored a controversial equaliser at the death, appearing to handle the ball as he bundled over the line.

Robins told the club website: “I think we started poorly. The first half was as bad as I’ve seen.

“Whether that was fearful or circumstances, we got ourselves into a brilliant position which doesn’t come around that often and you want them to go enjoy it.

“(Rovers) are pressing really well in terms of counter pressure. They come after you and turn it over really quickly and they’re the best in the league at that. We have to be better and learn from this, but certainly in the second half we were better.”

He added: “They have the dark arts off to a tee. They’re pulling shirts and getting away with it, Viks’ (Gyokeres) shirt is in tatters and there were free kicks that we didn’t get.

“They were trying to kill our pressure. When they go in the led they generally go on and win the game.

“But when they concede they haven’t won, so we knew it was important to get the first goal but we didn’t give ourselves a chance. We were miles away and the gaps between the back and front were too big.”

The result sees Rovers climb back into the play-off places with four games to go until the end of the campaign.

However, Jon Dahl Tomasson’s men are now without a win in their last six matches in all competitions ahead of Saturday’s Lancashire derby against Preston North End.

Meanwhile, Coventry are a point behind in eighth-place but the Sky Blues have played an extra game at this stage.

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