Richie Wellens spoke to the media after the win over Scunthorpe United in the Papa John’s Trophy.
Joe Dodoo’s double after Rodrigo Vilca’s opener at the Sands Venue Stadium secured Rovers’ progression in the competition.
On getting through:
“It was a comfortable evening for the most part, we put ourselves in a really strong position before their late goals.
“We managed to put a team together despite all the injuries we’ve had, and I thought the lads played really well.
“We’ve got ourselves through and handed out three debuts so overall it’s a really good night for us.”
On Tavonga Kuleya’s senior debut:
“Tavonga and his family can be really proud of his performance, he stepped up and played well.
“He got into some really dangerous positions and set the first goal up, and I’m sure the taste of first-team football will be good for him.
“It’s down to us as coaches around him to develop him and the Academy have done a really good job with that so far.”