Tony Mowbray didn’t want to point the finger of criticism at goalkeeper David Raya, but said the Rovers ‘keeper will be disappointed with his role in the Birmingham City equaliser.

Che Adams scored the hosts’ second goal from what Mowbray felt was an ‘impossible angle’, squeezing the ball under the Spaniard and in to the net off the far post to earn Garry Monk’s side a point.

It meant Rovers had to settle for a point, just as they looked to be on their way to a first win for a month.

“I don’t want to point fingers,” Mowbray said of Adams’ second goal

“David has found some form in recent weeks, the last disappointment was the goal Bristol City scored where I thought he could have affected the corner kick.

“He will be disappointed because it was practically on the byline when it goes in, it’s only the fact it hits the post and goes in because it’s an impossible angle to score from really.

“I wasn’t happy that we were trying to play offside on the edge of our own 18-yard box, one good straight pass and then you think he can’t score from the byline, but unfortunately he did.”

Mowbray said his conversations with Raya, who has made more saves than any other Championship goalkeeper, were best had behind closed doors.

The Spaniard, who has been undisputed No.1 at Rovers since coming in to the team in April 2017, has missed just one of the next 74 league fixtures.

And the boss has generally been pleased with the form of his young goalkeeper.

Mowbray added: “David will look at it with (goalkeeping coach) Ben (Benson) and reflect. I’ve spoken to him and he said it went under his foot and through his legs. 

“But it’s not for me to criticise my own goalie, I think he’s been good over recent weeks.

“It’s his first full season in this league, his second in men’s football, so he’s doing okay and it’s not the right time for me to be bashing him.

“I have no problems with him.”