TONY Mowbray says he won’t be putting Rovers’ man of the moment Bradley Dack on any pedestal and insists the attacker’s desire to work hard and improve must continue.

Dack has starred for Rovers in recent weeks and hit top form since his £750,000 summer move from Gillingham.

He has nine goals and six assists in his last 15 league outings and delighted Ewood Park with a stunning solo run in the Boxing Day win over Rochdale.

But Mowbray isn’t getting carried away by the form of Dack who turns 24 tomorrow.

“I just want to sign good players,” Mowbray said of any expectations when signing the 2016 League One player of the year.

“I wasn’t hoping for anything from Bradley other than that he came here and worked hard and be the player I know he is.

“He’s contributing to winning some football matches, working extremely hard which is the important thing and I think that drives that his game him working hard, his talent is natural.

“I don’t want to put him on any pedestal, he has to continue working hard and hopefully he gets the rewards and we all get the rewards.

“I hope he can influence every game that he plays for us, if he scores then great, creates a goal then great but the opposition have to be mindful of where he is on the pitch.

“His main attribute is that he continues to work hard and fight for the team and help us get points as we go along.”

A crowd of 15,115 watched on as Rovers saw off the challenge of Keith Hill’s side four days ago.

It was the highest number of home fans inside Ewood Park for a league game since the home defeat to Burnley on August 15 and Mowbray was happy to send them away happy as Rovers chalked up a seventh home win of the campaign.

Five of their next seven games are scheduled to be in East Lancashire and Mowbray is hoping to see more faces through the doors of the club’s headquarters as the season goes on.

“It would be nice,” he said.

“This time of year I think a lot of people who work away or moved their families away they come back and go to the match.

“The crowds generally rise on Boxing Day but it was pleasing for me that we were able to get a victory, it wasn’t our most fluent performance of the year but it was still a good victory, a clean sheet and we had chances late on on the break to get a third which didn’t quite go for us.

“Generally I was pleased, they are important wins in the course of a season.

“You would probably scan past a win over Rochdale on Boxing Day, 2-0, yet those three points are massive points and we have to keep going.”