Gary Bowyer felt that the tough week of matches took it's toll as Rovers and Huddersfield Town played out a goalless draw at Ewood Park.
Rovers were lively in the first half but couldn't get the goal their play deserved, but as the second half wore on chances were scarce as the points were shared.
Speaking to Radio Rovers after the game, the manager said: "I think the reaction that we got from the disappointment against Leicester you saw in the first half.
"I think in the first half we played some terrific stuff. In the first 15-20 minutes we had them chasing the ball.
"We are happy that we have got the clean sheet because it is our first of the season. But we would have liked it with a goal at the other end and the three points.
"I think our performance probably deserved it again. We were just hoping for that little bit of quality.
"We huffed and puffed in the last third, we dominated the stats and when the opposition change their formation four times in the game it shows you the domination that we've had.
"That said, Jake Kean makes an outstanding save in the first half.
"I think it is a measure of how far we have come because people are sat in that dressing room disappointed off the back of a very tough week.
"We had two tough away trips, the Burnley game emotionally and the Leicester game physically, and I think at the end there were two leggy sides out there showing the affects of a tough week in the championship.
"They are a young team in there and they are learning all the time, we are happy enough with them but we wanted all three points."