A STUNNING equaliser from Matt Jarvis denied Rovers a win in their final warm up match against the Premier League new boys.
Mark Wilson gave the home side a deserved lead on 49 minutes when he fired home from the edge of the box after being set up by James Coppinger.
But a superb curling effort from Jarvis, who was given too much time and space on the angle just after the hour, meant Rovers had to settle for a draw against Mick McCarthy's men.
Manager Sean O'Driscoll again chose to shuffle his pack and handed a start to Byron Webster who is on trial from Czech club FK Most - and the tall centre half delivered a composed performance at the back.
Mustapha Dumbaye, John Oster and Quinton Fortune also came on from the bench as Rovers started the second period at breakneck speed and went close on several occasions through livewire Coppinger and youngster Robbie Clark.
Dean Shiels also did his chances of earning a starting place at Watford on Saturday no harm with an eye-catching first half performance as Rovers showed several glimpses of their impressive passing game.
First half: Sullivan, O'Connor, Chambers, Hird, Webster, Shiels, Woods, Stock, Spicer, Heffernan, Hayter.
Second half: Sullivan (Smith 84), Dumbaye, Roberts, Lockwood, Webster (Hird 76), Wilson, Clarke, Fortune, Oster, Coppinger, Guy.