Rovers have just come out of a run of games back-to-back against the top four sides in the division.

Their next five are all against teams currently outside the top 10, but Tony Mowbray isn’t subscribing to the view that this period of matches will be any easier. His side travel to 19th placed Millwall tomorrow, but the Lions have won four games in a row and have one of the best home records in the division.

They host bottom side Ipswich Town next weekend, before ever-improving Hull City are at Ewood Park the week after, a possible FA Cup fourth round tie permitting.

Also in this run of fixtures are games with Brentford and Reading away, plus Bristol City at home.

But Mowbray said: “I don’t think there are any easy games, I don’t think we should be targeting any games, other than giving every single game our best shot, as we did against the top four sides in the division back to back and will do it in the games moving forward.

“The perception on paper is that they might be more winnable games, but it never tends to work out like that.

“You have to earn the right to win football matches and you do that with your preparation and finding the performance levels you need.

“At home I believe we can beat anyone and we should look forward to those games.

“One is against Hull City who have gone on an amazing run, producing results from nowhere, so that will be a test for us, and a game we will have to be wary of.

“The other is Ipswich Town and as we know as you get in to the second half of any season, teams at the bottom start to find results. They have probably been written, but that can galvanise teams and suddenly they start finding results.

“We have to be mindful of that game as well.”