Blackburn Rovers manager John Eustace thought his team had two fair goals disallowed in this afternoon's 1-0 home defeat to Ipswich Town.

Conor Chaplin gave the Blues a ninth minute lead after a clear shirt pull on Nathan Broadhead in the box hadn't been spotted by the officials earlier in the game.

Rovers went on to have three goals chalked off in the game - two for offside and one for a foul on keeper Vaclav Hladky.

"I thought the referee (Stuart Atwell) had a fantastic view of the goal from Joe (Rankin-Costell)," said Eustace.

"Sammie (Szmodics) wasn't in front of the goalkeeper, so I thought that was really disappointing that we didn't have that goal.

"Then I thought Scott (Wharton) put a fair challenge in on the goalkeeper. I think it was just an attempt for the ball. The referee was late with the whistle. I don't think he thought it was a foul. He obviously got some information from somewhere else.

"The first offside was very, very tight too."

Blues boss Kieran McKenna disagreed. Asked for his verdict on the key refereeing decisions, he said: "I thought it should have been a penalty (for Broadhead). I haven't seen it back but it looked blatant from where I was.

"Regarding their ones, I thought the one that was given for offside (against Szmodics) looked a clear offside. You could see it clearly from my position that the striker was a yard in front of Vas and jumping as the ball was struck. 

"The one in the second half was a clear foul, I thought. The referee blew it early. I know the ball goes in the net, but everyone heard the whistle before the ball went in. So no dramas there. 

"I thought he reffed it well. The decisions, apart from Nathan's penalty, were, by my eye, pretty good."

Eustace, whose side remain three points above the Championship drop zone, continued: "I'm frustrated, but very proud as well. The effort of the group was outstanding again today after the week that we've had with injuries and a bit of sickness in the camp.

"We had possibly four starters out of the eleven, have gone up against a very good team and played very, very well. We're disappointed not to get anything out of the game.

"We gave Ipswich a chance with the goal. I think it was their only real serious effort on the goal. To lose a game in that manner (a goalkeeper error) isn't great, but the way the lads refocused, stuck together and limited a really good team to next to nothing was really pleasing.

"Listen, we're showing some good signs. It's important we don't get too disappointed with the result because we've got another big game on Monday (at Sunderland). We need to brush ourselves down an go again."