Adam Armstrong says he couldn’t be happier with his progress at Rovers having been named the Championship’s player of the month for January.

Armstrong ended last month with two goals and four assists in the league as his form helped Rovers chalk up four successive victories.

The 21-year-old has twice won the League One version of the award, including while at Rovers in February, but this is his first at a permanent club.

Armstrong won the player prize, while Tony Mowbray collected the manager of the month award, in a double success.

“It feels really nice. I’m here as a permanent player and I couldn’t be happier where I am,” Armstrong said.

“I knew it was the right move when I first knew there was interest to buy me.

“It’s a great club with a massive history and moving in the right direction and that’s something I want to be a part of and something I was ready for.

“It was a great month and hopefully I can keep it up.

“I would say that I’ve got a lot more to come. I’m thriving every day and working hard and hopefully I can keep that going until the end of the season.

“Hopefully these awards can keep on coming.”

Armstrong spent the second half of last season on loan with Rovers, after a frustrating spell in the Championship with Bolton in the first half of the 2017/18 campaign.

He scored nine times for Rovers last season, but with eight already to his name, is eyeing up double figures with 16 games to go.

“I’m playing in a different role, playing from out wide, and if I can keep helping the team win with goals and assists then that’s even more special for me,” Armstrong added.

“There are a lot of good players in what is a very good league and to win this award is amazing and a great achievement.”

Rovers looked well to continue their good form last weekend, as Armstrong set up a goal for Bradley Dack as they raced in to a 2-0 lead at Brentford.

However, a second half capitulation saw them ship four goals, eventually losing 5-2.

“It was two attacking teams. We obviously got two early goals and still had chances when it went to 2-2 and 3-2, but just didn’t take them,” Armstrong said.

“They punished us when we switched off. It’s happened before, and we hope it doesn’t happen again.”

Armstrong will be looking to continue his good form as Rovers face a Bristol City who have won seven consecutive games to move in to the play-off spots.

The Robins inflicted a first defeat of the season on Rovers in September, something they will be looking to avenge tomorrow afternoon.

But wary of the visitors’ threat, Armstrong said: “It will be a tough game, they are on a long unbeaten run and hopefully we can put an end to that, as we did against Hull and push on.

“You can’t take any team for granted in this league. They are on a good run and it will be a great game.”