DARRAGH Lenihan says Rovers’ good position with 10 games remaining shouldn’t be forgotten despite letting a 2-0 lead slip at home to Wigan Athletic.

Rovers looked well set to move seven points clear at the top of the table having led at the break courtesy of goals from Adam Armstrong and Elliott Bennett.

But second half strikes from Will Grigg and Max Power saw the Latics haul themselves level and means they trail Rovers by six points with four games in hand.

Rovers head in to the final 10 games top of the pile, something Lenihan said shouldn’t be overlooked despite the frustration of Sunday’s draw.

He said: “The boys have been brilliant all year round, not just the last few weeks.

“We have to be dogged between now and the end of the season and make sure we can get over the finish line.

“We’re in a good situation, we need to focus on ourselves. Blackpool is up next week and we have to just focus on ourselves.”

But the Irishman concedes that it was two points dropped by Rovers in yesterday’s televised clash between the two promotion chasers.

Lenihan played a key role in the first goal for Armstrong and has looked back to his best in his five games since returning to the team after long-term injury.

On the game, Lenihan added: “It’s frustrating because I thought our performance was excellent, especially scoring two goals in the first half.

“I felt we should have seen the game out better, all the lads know that.

“I give Wigan credit though as they upped it in the second half, but we’re still disappointed to draw.

“I think a 2-0 lead is always a tricky one because the next goal is massive.

“We knew how important the start in the second half was but it wasn’t to be in the end. We move on to Blackpool next week.”

Lenihan’s thunderous tackle on Nick Powell allowed Dack to tee up Armstrong for the opener, and the 23-year-old said of his challenge: “It was the way the ball got teed up.

“The forward players have been excellent, the number of goals they have scored, and hopefully in the final 10 games we can continue to feed them and them producing the goods.”

Boss Tony Mowbray was disappointed with his side’s defending for Wigan’s equaliser.

A Max Power free-kick from the left found its way in to the net without taking a touch with 18 minutes remaining as the game ended all square.

But Lenihan said it’s something that Rovers can learn from before the next league game with Blackpool.

“We will look back during the week and see where we can do better,” he said.

 “Hopefully we don’t make the same mistakes and we can learn from them.

“These things happen in games, you concede goals throughout the season, you just need to improve and not let them happen again.”