Rovers boss Jon Dahl Tomasson praised his side’s “exceptional” attacking play during their 5-2 win against Cardiff in the Carabao Cup third round.

Andy Moran bagged a brace, with Jake Garrett, Arnor Sigurdsson and Dilan Markanday also getting on the scoresheet, while Callum Robinson and Kion Etete struck for the Bluebirds.

Rovers now face a trip to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea in the fourth round.

“It was a great result, a great performance. Some of the attacking football we saw today was exceptional, a high level. We scored five great goals,” said Tomasson.

“It is great to see some of the players who haven’t played that much getting opportunities to get minutes as well. We don’t have the biggest squad so we need everybody up to speed.

“I am disappointed with the two goals we gave away, two unnecessary goals. Very easy situations to solve, we need to defend better with more spirit and the right attitude in those moments.

“It is, of course, a blow when you concede before half time but they dealt with the second half really well.

“Hopefully, all our fans have enjoyed the football we played and the goals we scored. We are through to the next round and we would like a good cup run like we had last season.

“Each cup is important in England – football is passion and the connection with your fans in those games, you can build togetherness like last season.”

Rovers limited their opponents to few chances in the opening 45 minutes but went in level at the break.

“That is football and when you have a young squad, you make some mistakes. Our oldest players are Ryan Hedges and Sam Gallagher, they are injured.

“Sometimes we learn on the job, but I think we should focus on all the great things. Moran getting two, he could have had his first hat trick in a Rovers shirt. Arnor getting a goal as well. It’s positive.”