Tony Mowbray was left ruing fine margins following his side's defeat to Swansea City on Tuesday night at the Liberty Stadium.
Charlie Mulgrew put Rovers in command in the first half with a penalty before Graham Potter's Swans side battled back with three second half goals.
An own goal from David Raya levelled things up before strikes from Connor Roberts and then Bersant Celina made the win more emphatic.
“I thought we were good for long spells in the game. We got ourselves in front and controlled the match really well," the boss reflected to iFollow Rovers after the game.
“We talked at half time about starting fast and getting that second goal and yet you could feel the longer it went on the game got stretched.
“They have some good players who were with them in the Premier League last season. They gave us more problems and scored two goals very quick
“We’ve looked at the first one and there’s not much we did wrong to be honest. It was a good strike, it hit the post, hit David on the back and went in. Sometimes you have to accept that.
“The second goal was more disappointing. Fine margins after that saw Bradley’s shot stopped before they scored seconds later down the other end.
“We very nearly got back in the game and even at 3-1 I felt we had some good chances to get back in the game.
“But that’s football sometimes. We need to take it on the chin. We’ll get back on the bus and prepare for another big game in West Brom on Saturday."