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TONY Mowbray insists Rovers can’t rest on their laurels and must strive to improve, despite chalking up three consecutive league wins.

They will bid for a fourth this evening at Scunthorpe United (7.45pm), something they have not done since October 2007.

And while Mowbray believes his side are getting acclimatised to what’s required to win games in League One, he insists they can’t for one minute think they have cracked it.

“I think we should always strive to improve and get better,” the boss said.

“We are always trying to improve.  We have taken them through to the analysis room and shown them some clips.

“Generally the time when you think you are doing well is when you get a kick up the backside.

“We talk about the mentality required, and we talked straight after the game on Saturday, let’s enjoy the moment but we were back to work on Sunday and have to be ready for the next game.

“If you are a club who are putting expectation on yourselves as we have since pre-season every game is important.

“I find this game a huge challenge after Saturday and the positive performance on Saturday in front of such a large following.

“What we don’t need is a poor performance, an insipid performance, and get beat on a Tuesday night.

“We need another performance that makes people stand up.”

Rovers travel to a Scunthorpe side who remain unbeaten this season, and who had the second best home record behind champions Sheffield United in League One last term.

“The next hurdle is a tough one, they are unbeaten and it’s never easy to go there,” Mowbray added.

“They have goal threats all over the pitch and they are strong defensively.

“It’s a tough ask for us, a big game and we will be ready and focussed and looking to find a similar performance to the one at Rochdale.

“Tuesday night, along with Bradford City the other week, will be a tough test of our credentials.

“It is a game that concerns me, they are very well organised, have a physicality about them, good at set plays, a goal threat, and it’s a difficult match for us.

“But with all of those things said, the players have to react to that, feel my concerns and show that we can handle what’s in front of us and go and get the job done.

“It’s a test for us.”

Rovers scored three goals at Rochdale and were mightily impressive as an attacking unit.

But after back-to-back clean sheets on the road, Mowbray would welcome a hard fought win just as much.

“I would like to think that we can go there and grind out a 1-0 win with a scruffy goal, put the points in the bag and find a really positive good performance at home at the weekend (against AFC Wimbledon) and keep rolling on.

“I do see this as a potentially big obstacle.

“We need to match what they bring to the table.”