The Star’s Paul Goodwin gives his verdict on Rovers’ 1-0 win against Grimsby Town.
MARKO MAROSI 6
Alert when he needed to be - but rarely tested by the visitors.
MATTY BLAIR 7
Filled in admirably for Craig Alcock at right back. Defended well and attacked the by-line when he got the chance.
MATHIEU BAUDRY 7
Made one risky first half tackle in the box but otherwise defensively sound. Developing decent partnership with Butler.
ANDY BUTLER 7
Looked determined to make up for his mistake at Plymouth and marshalled the back-line impressively.
NIALL MASON 7
Comfortable on the ball and showcased some good passing. He’s made the left back spot his own.
JORDAN HOUGHTON 8
Brilliantly went about his business in typically understated fashion. Cool and composed.
HARRY MIDDLETON 6
Wanted a bit too much time on the ball at times.
TOMMY ROWE 8
The best player on the pitch. Showed off some excellent close control and made things happen in and around the box.
LIAM MANDEVILLE 8
Playing with a swagger. Confidence personified. Brilliant free kick made it seven goals in nine games.
ANDY WILLIAMS 6
Continued his re-integration into the team with a hard-working 70 minutes. Starved of chances though.
JOHN MARQUIS 7
Might have done better with a couple of half chances but gave his all for the cause.
RICCARDO CALDER 5
Brought on for Williams to bolster the midfield and did a good job, put himself about.
JOE WRIGHT 5
Came on for Middleton late on to add extra height at the back. Won a few headers.
SUBS NOT USED
Louis Jones, Paul Keegan, Tyler Garratt, Alfie Beestin, Will Longbottom.
James McKeown 6, Zak Mills 6, Danny Andrew 7, Danny Collins 6, Shaun Pearson 6 (Dan Jones 83, 5), James Berrett 6, Luke Summerfield 6, Brandon Comley 6, Tom Bolarinwa 7, Kayden Jackson 6 (Shaun Tuton 77, 5), Scott Vernon 6. Subs not used: Ben Davies, Josh Gowling, Ashley Chambers, Craig Disley, Dean Henderson.
RICHARD CLARK 6