Corry Evans says the Rovers players are looking forward to this weekend’s meeting with Blackpool and putting the second half of Sunday’s draw with Wigan behind them.

Rovers squandered a 2-0 half-time lead against the Latics and were held to a point in the top of the table clash at Ewood Park.

But Tony Mowbray’s side still hold a five point lead at the top of League One, one they will be aiming to stretch when they host the Seasiders on Saturday.

And Northern Ireland international Evans believes a repeat of the first-half performance against Wigan should be the standard they are looking to hit.

He said: “Every game is massive now.

“If we played as we did in the first half against Wigan then I don’t think many teams will be able to live with us in this league.

“It’s exciting but we take each game as it comes, tick it off and try and get the three points.

“We’re looking forward to Blackpool now, we’ll dust ourselves down and go again.”

Evans has featured in each of Rovers’ last four matches, starting three of them including Sunday’s 2-2 draw.

He suffered a groin injury in Rovers’ FA Cup defeat to Hull City in January but has recaptured his fitness to take his place in the middle of the Rovers midfield of late.

The 27-year-old hasn’t completed 90 minutes since the New Year’s Day draw at Rotherham United, but said: “I’m getting there.

“I haven’t got up to 90 yet but I’ve played a few 60s and that’s probably the most I’ve played in a while.

“It took me a few games to get back up to it but first half I felt back to where I should.”

Rovers have no midweek games in each of the next three weeks, facing weekend matches against Blackpool at home and then back-to-back away trips to Gillingham and Doncaster.

Evans may be unavailable for the trip to South Yorkshire because of his international commitments, with Northern Ireland hosting South Korea in a friendly on the same day.

But he believes the lack of midweek matches could prove to be a positive for Rovers.

He added: “It’s time to recharge the batteries and it will be nice to get a little break during the week.

“Wigan and Shrewsbury have games to catch up from the cups and postponements so there’s a lot of pressure on them.

“It doesn’t matter how we get the wins, just that we get the three points.

“It didn’t happen (against Wigan) but we go again against Blackpool.”

Rovers could have gone seven points clear at the top had they held on to their 2-0 advantage built up courtesy of first-half strikes from Adam Armstrong and Elliott Bennett.

Shrewsbury, in second, have two games in hand while Wigan, a point and place further back, have four matches to make up on Rovers.

But Evans believes Rovers have applied the pressure by putting the points on the board, despite the second half disappointment.

“We set out really well, started the game with a high intensity, on the front foot and managed to get the two great goals,” the midfielder said.

“It’s disappointing from a really comfortable position but we have to dust ourselves down.

“We were in a good position but they came back in to it in the second half and got the two goals which is disappointing from a really comfortable lead we had.

“We spoke about it at half-time that the third goal was going to be crucial, they managed to get it and we didn’t respond to it and it was two soft goals that we let in.

“We’re still right up there, top of the league and Wigan have a lot of games to catch up on and the pressure is still on them.”