PAUL Downing says Rovers boss Tony Mowbray will ensure no-one gets carried away with their recent winning run and insists the focus is fully on FA Cup progression.

Downing is yet to taste defeat in his 10 games as a Rovers player and four consecutive league victories has helped them move closer to the automatic promotion spots.

Rovers take a break from league action this weekend as they host Crewe Alexandra with a place in the third round of the FA Cup at stake. And with the Premier League sides entering at that stage, Downing says making sure Rovers’ name is in the hat for Monday’s draw is important.

He said: “We will keep working hard and stay grounded, that will come from the manager and we have a lot of experience in the dressing room.

“There’s still a long way to go, we’re not even at Christmas.

“We will look to keep the momentum going in to the FA Cup and take that in to the Christmas fixtures.

“We want to go in to the next round when the big teams come in.

“Crewe will want to come and make an upset of it so it’s important we win the game.

“We have to take each game as it comes and keep the momentum going.

“We have had another days rest which will be good to rest the legs, but winning is a habit is a good one to have.”

Downing scored his first goal for Rovers in Tuesday’s win at Blackpool.

They were backed by another sold-out following of 2,250 at Bloomfield Road, meaning Rovers have averaged 2,200 supporters for each of their 10 away league games.

And on-loan defender Downing says that level of backing gives the players an extra level of incentive and belief to perform well.

And he admits it was nice to score in front of them, tapping home Rovers’ fourth of the game from close range to get his name on the scoresheet.

He added: “They have been fantastic – following us everywhere we go.

“When we’re putting pressure on and winning corners it must be horrible for the opposition because when we’re going up there it gives us that extra motivation to go and put your head on it and try and put the ball in the back of the net.

“It’s massive, it gives us that 10 or 15 per cent extra. When we’re attacking the goal they’re behind it can really spur us on and everytime we attacked in the second half we were unlucky not to score a couple more.”