Lewis Travis was left frustrated by Rovers' misfortune after Tony Mowbray's men bowed out of the Emirates FA Cup after extra time against Newcastle United.
Rovers fought bravely against their Premier League opponents, with Adam Armstrong and Darragh Lenihan goals hauling the team level after going 2-0 down early in the first half.
Extra time strikes from Joselu and Ayoze Perez won the game for the Magpies, which left Travis ruing a lack of killer instinct.
“I think we were unlucky, because we were very good for large parts of the game," the young midfielder told iFollow Rovers after the game.
"As a group, we can take plenty of positives from the match.
“To come back from 2-0 down to get the score level shows the character and spirit we have in the team. Arma came up with a great finish at a crucial time, which gave us the lift to get it back to 2-2.
“We had the momentum and were on top. Danny we getting a lot of joy against the right back, but we couldn’t get that third goal we needed.
“The game was played in both boxes, and if we were more clinical we may have got the win. Some days it just doesn’t go for you.
“Over the two games I felt we were the better team. When you can say that against a Premier League side, it shows that we have players capable of playing at the top level."