The Star’s Rovers man, Liam Hoden, assesses the performances at Gigg Lane.
Ian Lawlor 7
He didn’t have a great deal to do but produced a couple of excellent saves to deny Beckford.
Joe Wright 7
There was no hint of the errors from the previous week as he put in a fine performance at the back.
Andy Butler 7
He was involved in a tough battle with Smith but came out on top with another solid performance.
Mathieu Baudry 6
Still not quite as his best but Baudry performed pretty well. He hasn’t yet hit his stride when it comes to his obvious ability on the ball.
Craig Alcock 6
Much more like the real Alcock after some strange decision-making against Walsall. Solid, dependable, and he got forward well.
Rodney Kongolo 7
There were more than a few mistakes from the Dutchman but it is for his workrate that he earns a higher than average mark.
Jordan Houghton 8
The rock in the middle of the park he showed himself to be last season. Controlling play and breaking things up, it was an excellent performance.
Harry Toffolo 6
Another good performance from the left-back. He got into advanced positions regularly and was a menace against Bury’s narrow defence.
James Coppinger 7
When composure is what is needed, Coppinger steps up. He controlled the tempo of attacking play very well.
John Marquis 6
Not vintage Marquis in terms of end product but much more of the real striker when it came to effort. Pressed and harried from the start.
Tommy Rowe 7
Clearly enjoys playing as high up the pitch as possible. Relished finding space in front of the Bury defence. Just needs to get shots away sooner.
Ben Whiteman 7
A top-quality goal, which saw him keep a cool head. He also gave Rovers a greater presence.
Andy Williams 6
In terms of getting into good positions, he cannot be faulted. But when there, he had a nightmare.
SUBS NOT USED
Marko Marosi, Niall Mason, Tyler Garratt, Issam Ben Khemis, Alfie Beestin.
Joe Murphy 6; Phil Edwards 7, Eoghan O’Connell 5, Tom Aldred 7; Chris Humphrey 7, Jay O’Shea 6 (Mayor 82), Rohan Ince 5 (Tutte 61, 6), Callum Reilly 6, Greg Leigh 7; Michael Smith 5, Jermaine Beckford 7 (Chris Maguire 38, 5). Subs not used: Leonardo Fasan, Jordan Williams, Josh Laurent, Mihai Dobre.