Rovers 0 Cardiff City 0: Post-match analysis

Rovers' Billy Sharp goes in for a tackle against Cardiff's Stephen McPhail. Picture: Andrew Roe

Rovers' Billy Sharp goes in for a tackle against Cardiff's Stephen McPhail. Picture: Andrew Roe

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BEFORE and after this game all the attention focused on one individual.

But in between all the hullabaloo over Billy Sharp’s future, Rovers came up with as good a team performance as they have produced all season.

It is very rare for a goalless draw to have a home crowd on its feet at the final whistle.

This was an exception.

It was a display that made a mockery of where Rovers find themselves in the Championship table, and it was one that defied any suggestion of a dressing room split.

*Read Paul Goodwin’s full analysis in Thursday’s Free Press.