A Gareth Bale header eight minutes from time saw Wales edge closer to Euro 2016 qualification in a 1-0 win over Cyprus on Thursday evening.
The Real Madrid star notched the only goal of the game to leave the Welsh within touching distance of reaching their first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup finals.
Rovers had both Tom Lawrence and Adam Henley on the bench for Wales, but neither was involved on a dramatic night in Nicosia.
The win keeps Wales top of Group B, ahead of Belgium and Israel who both won last night.
A win over Israel this Sunday at the Cardiff City Stadium will be enough to see Wales qualify for next summer's finals in France.