Paul Dickov praised his side’s patience as Rovers knocked out Leeds United on penalties in the Capital One Cup.
Rovers fought back from a goal down and played against ten men for more than an hour before winning 4-2 on penalties.
And Dickov was pleased with the calm manner in which Rovers approached the task.
“The lads didn’t panic after going a goal down which they did a few times last season,” he said. “And we didn’t just start lobbing balls into the box and get carried away. I was really pleased.
“I felt we should have won the game in normal time, if not extra time.”
Lewis Cook put Leeds ahead before striker Andy Williams equalised from the penalty spot after Cedric Evina was brought down.
Cook was then sent off for a two-footed challenge on Aaron Taylor-Sinclair with Rovers going on to dominate the second half.
Chris Wood and Sam Byram both missed penalties in the shoot out with Rovers netting all four attempted to go through and knock Leeds out at the first round stage for the first time in their history.
Rovers were drawn at home to Ipswich Town in the second half and Dickov is expecting a tough test.
“It’s going to be very difficult,” he said. “We’ve done very well and showed what we’re capable against another very good Championship team but it’ll be tough.
“Mick McCarthy’s teams are always difficult to beat.
“But we can take a lot of confidence from how we performed against Leeds.”
Dickov hopes to have Richard Chaplow fit for Sunday’s trip to Wigan Athletic after suffering a groin strain in training on Wednesday.