GOALSCORING hero Craig Conway insists Blackburn Rovers cannot afford to rest on their laurels now they have played their way into play-off contention.

Gary Bowyer’s side are right in the thick of the battle for sixth spot after winger Conway’s first goal for the club secured a critical 1-0 conquest at Reading on Saturday.

But, with a derby double header against Bolton and Burnley coming up, Rovers have been urged to maintain the focus that has seen them string together a five-game unbeaten run – their longest of the campaign.

Conway, who won the Championship title with Cardiff City last season, said: “It was a massive game for us at Reading as we knew if we wanted to be in the play-offs we needed to win.

“We got it and now we’ve just got to keep it going. We’ve got two big derby games coming up that we’re looking forward to and which we can take confidence into.

“It’s important to keep going and not rest on our laurels after getting such a good win.

“The Championship is a tough league, I had the experience of winning it last season and you do have to take it one game at a time.

“There’s probably only one play-off place available now and hopefully we’ll be able to squeeze in there. We’ve just got to go about our business quietly and keep picking up points.”

Rovers will make the trip to take on Bolton on Saturday on the back of an unbeaten run that now stands at five matches after Conway marked his full debut with the winner against Reading.

“The three points were the most important thing but from a personal point of view to score on my full debut was brilliant,” said the Scotland international.

“There were always going to be times when we were going to have to sit in and catch them on the break.

“We got a few chances from that and, with the goal, the ball broke quite nicely for me, I had a wee bit of time and luckily it went in.

“The second half seemed like the longest half ever. With the nine minutes added on at the end we were hanging on a bit but they didn’t have any real clear-cut chances.”