Rovers cruised past Cardiff to book their place in the Carabao Cup fourth round, but which players caught the eye?


Made a decent stop to deny Etete from a tight angle during the first half. There didn’t seem to be much he could do about either of the goals, but he wasn’t busy enough to really stake his claim for a start on Sunday.


Returned to the starting line-up after several appearances off the bench since recovering from a hamstring issue. Had a few decent moments in the final third and needs no invitation to get forward and join the attack.


Looked comfortable on his first start since joining on loan from Bournemouth and got an assist with a clever ball over the top for Garrett’s opener. Will be keen to get more minutes under his belt and show what he can do in the Championship.


Captained the side but had the tough job of dealing with Etete, who was arguably Cardiff’s most impressive player on the night.


Looked tidy on the ball before making way for Brittain at the break - a change that was planned ahead of kick-off by Tomasson.


Took his goal well after a lovely first touch and continues to make the most of his opportunities in the Carabao Cup. It is easy to see why he has been given opportunities in the league this season.


A steady display in the middle of the pitch and almost managed to get on the scoresheet during the first half. Has had to be patient due to the strong competition in his position but his experience could be important, particularly while Hedges and Gallagher are sidelined.


Seemed to be involved in almost everything good Rovers did against the Bluebirds and showed his quality with a couple of ruthless finishes to help seize control early in the second half. Still has lots to learn but is an exciting talent.


Had been keen to step out onto the pitch at Ewood Park after a frustrating spell on the sidelines with a groin injury. Took his goal well and caused Romeo plenty of problems on the wing, although he will be slightly disappointed not to have scored from the spot.


Provided lots of energy and had plenty of joy with the ball at his feet, particularly in the second half when defenders started to tire. Deserved his goal and will be keen to kick on against Leicester, whether that’s from the start or off the bench.


Didn’t have much joy against the Bluebirds, but patience is required as he adjusts to the demands of English football. Looked set to score after some good work by Markanday but Adams made a goal-saving challenge.

Subs: Brittain (for Pickering, 46), Szmodics (for Sigurdsson, 61), Travis (for Garrett, 73), Gilsenan (for Telalovic, 73), Carter (for Markanday, 79)

Unused: Pears, Hyam, A Wharton, Bloxham

Referee: Andrew Kitchen

Attendance: 5,371 (333)