Richie Wellens issued an apology to the Rovers supporters after the 6-0 defeat at Ipswich Town in Sky Bet League One.
The manager gave an honest reflection on his team’s performance at Portman Road.
He said: “We’ve had 165 supporters travel here to watch that and it was embarrassing.
“We had no energy, we looked lethargic and tired. I can only apologise to our fans.
“When you’re a manager it’s a lonely place, I didn’t see anything that we’d worked on in the build-up.”
Wellens admitted the performance fell well below the standards he sets.
He added: “I’ve been in the game long enough to feel when it’s getting away from you, but we haven’t got the experience on the pitch to deal with that.
“It could have been more than six, it’s the first time I feel that we’ve been outplayed and outfought.
“Even with the struggles we’ve had with injuries we’ve been in every game, but that one was a real low.”