Tony Mowbray felt a pressure lift on his side after a first win in seven matches but admits it was quickly back down to business ahead of a trip to Leeds United.

Two late goals saw Rovers to a first win since September 21 against Sheffield Wednesday last time out having looked set to fall to a fifth defeat in seven.

The players enjoyed a pre-arranged team-building day on Monday before the focus turned back to the task in hand this weekend at Elland Road.

Mowbray hopes his side can take some positivity in to the two-week international break, and knows Rovers need to find a level of consistency if they are to meet his ambitions of a top six push this term.

“It lifts the pressure, you can feel that. We’re all professionals, we all want to get results,” he said of the Wednesday win.

“In among that, we all understand that defeats will come along but you have to find a way to find wins.

“We’ve talked about our aspiration so the wins need to come around faster than the defeats and the draws.

“The burden, the weight of expectancy is there, and it lifts it, but then it comes back. We’re now preparing to go to Leeds United in front of 30,000 against a team near the top of the league.

“But I think it’s a good game, if we can go there and get a result, as we so nearly did last season, it would be a huge boost for everyone.

“And then we have Barnsley at home, and there are no gimmes in this league, it’s another game we feel we could build on so all of a sudden we could turn some negativity in to positivity.

“But we know the challenge is tough in front of us.

“While there are no easy games in this league, there is no Liverpool or Man City.

“Lots of the games in this league are close, we have to make this one close and hopefully come out on the right side of a tight match.”

The players went go-karting on Monday, where Mowbray saw his side’s togetherness, as well as a competitive edge, shine through.

“We took them away from the football environment on Monday then Tuesday they worked really hard,” he added.

“I didn’t (join in). I spent two hours preparing training for the next day with my staff.

“But I was there, I felt it was important, and it was great to see them all having fun and being really competitive.

“What I know about this group, they’re a tight group, they get on, they’re mates and socialise well together. The competitive edge was there, they all wanted to do well and show how good they are at driving.

“It was good, we got well looked after, it was a closed venue just for us and we all got on with it and enjoyed it.”