Here's how The Lancashire Telegraph scored the players' performances, with a six representing par for the course.

Leopold Walhstedt - 7

A few shaky moments playing from the back but that's always going to happen with this style. Pulled off a good save to keep out Fassnchat's header.

Joe Rankin-Costello - 7

Brilliant pass for Dolan to open the scoring. Went back to right-back but drifted into midfield and still impacted the final third. Limped off just after the hour.

James Hill - 8

Rock solid again at the back. Looks even better in the centre than he did at right-back. Lovely blend of size and athleticism.

Scott Wharton - 5

Sent off for bringing down Hernandez. It was the right decision for the referee. The last thing Rovers needed and a big blow for him on a personal level.

Harry Pickering - 8

Best performance of the season. Much more aggressive at left-back, won the ball high and used it well. Slotted in at centre-back with minimal fuss after the red card.

Sondre Tronstad - 7

Won the ball and played it into forward areas. Protected the defence well.

Adam Wharton - 7

Some nice passes, including a lovely ball over the top in the first half. Looks more comfortable with the defensive responsibility shared with Tronstad next to him.

Sam Szmodics - 8

Took both his goal very well. Didn't look 100 per cent fit and yet still worked tirelessly for 90 minutes.

Callum Brittain - 7

Started on the right wing and ended at left-back. Some incisive running and nice dovetailing with Rankin-Costello.

Andrew Moran - 8

Two assists for the Irishman, who justified his recall to the Championship side. Second was a stand out as he picked Szmodics out at the back post.

Tyrhys Dolan - 8

Took his goal really well and that set the tone for the afternoon. Great movement and a fantastic finish.


Lewis Travis (Rankin-Costello, 63') - 6

Came on as an emergency right-back with Rovers under the cosh after the red card.

Arnor Sigurdsson (Moran, 87') - N/A

Jake Garrett (Wharton, 87') - N/A

Harry Leonard (Szmodics, 87') - N/A

Unused substitutes: Hilton, Atcheson, Batty, Markanday, Sigurdsson, Ennis.

Referee: Josh Smith

Attendance: 25, 696 (429)