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DAVID Raya believes Rovers can travel to Wolves this weekend in confident mood after picking up a first away win since November with the 1-0 victory at Nottingham Forest on Good Friday.

Rovers followed that up with a 1-1 draw against Bristol City but Raya believes the City Ground success - just their third away win of the season - can help them in the Midlands this weekend and away at Brentford on the final day.

And going in to those games still one point from safety, goalkeeper Raya says Rovers must remain positive about their chances of moving out of the dropzone after collecting four points over the Easter period.

“We are positive going in to every game and after winning at Forest we have to build from there and try to get the win on Saturday at Wolves,” goalkeeper Raya said.

“It (four points over Easter) was not what we wanted - we wanted to come out of the two games with two wins.

“But the results didn’t go as bad as we thought and these four points could be massive for us.”

Rovers started slowly against Bristol City on Monday and trailed to Tammy Abraham’s 14th minute goal.

That was the fourth consecutive home game in which they had fallen behind, and fourth goal conceded inside the opening 15 minutes in their last three Ewood outings.

Rovers clawed their way back in to the game courtesy of Sam Gallagher’s 71st minute equaliser, but the Spaniard admits they can’t keep giving themselves mountains to climb.

He added: “It’s difficult to get back in to the game when you’re 1-0 down but the lads worked really hard.

“We wanted to get the win but didn’t start how we wanted.

“The second half we changed the shape and carried forward what the gaffer wanted and we got the goal and the point which could be important for us.

“It was a hell of a header from Sam and he is capable of doing that.

“We thought that we could get a second after that but credit to Bristol City, they defended well after that.

“In the end we got a point which could be a massive one at the end of the season.”

Raya was recalled to the side at Nottingham Forest in what was his first Championship outing since August 2015.

That ended Jason Steele’s run of 82 consecutive league starts as he was ruled out with an ankle injury picked up in the defeat to Barnsley on April 8.

The 21-year-old stopper had to be patient in waiting for his chance but is set for his third straight start at Molineux on Saturday.

He made a matchwinning save late in the win at Forest, and followed that up with a string of good stops in the Bristol City draw.

And Raya, who signed a new contract extension in March, told the club’s official website: “Playing football is what I like to do.

“In these two games I feel that I have done all right.

“The last game I played in the league was August 2015 against Bolton so it has been a long wait but as soon as you get the chance you have to take it.

“It feels good (making saves) but the most important thing is it is my job and that’s what I have to do for the team and myself.

“The main thing was getting the win on Friday and then a point on Monday.”