Tony Mowbray wouldn’t be drawn in to discussions of where a second successive defeat leaves Rovers’ season, with still a third of the season to go.

Rovers were beaten for a fifth time in their last nine Championship matches, with a run of four wins ended by back-to-back defeats against Brentford and Bristol City.

Four successive wins in January had given Rovers’ hopes of a top six finish, with defeats against Brentford and Bristol City leaving Mowbray’s men in 13th place ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Reading.

For Mowbray however, it’s more about preparation and performance, than a concern of where Rovers will finish in their first season back in the Championship after promotion.

“I’m just interested in winning the next game,” Mowbray said.

“If you get too hung up on where you’re going to finish with 15 games to go you’re in trouble.

“Let’s just focus on picking the right team, making sure they function and work hard, do their jobs, and let’s keep going.”