ROVERS could win four consecutive league games for the first time since 2007 with victory at Millwall tonight.

And having gone five games unbeaten and the improvements continuing from week to week, this squad is looking more and more like the complete package.


Last season we narrowly missed out on the play-offs and perhaps that can be partially put down to a too hefty reliance on Jordan Rhodes.

If the Scotsman wasn’t firing, we were short of options to provide that match-winning spark that could have scraped us the last couple of points we needed for a top six position.

In January the R and R (Rhodes and Rudy) was born and this season Gestede has done the unthinkable and eclipsed his strike partner in the goalscoring charts.

No longer are we having to rely on one man to score goals.

And as you look further down the teamsheet we have Ben Marshall who, with shades of Damien Duff in our last promotion campaign, must be the most in-form player in the Championship right now.

He has taken up the mantle of creator with some dazzling runs and crosses in his repertoire, and those free kicks are almost as dangerous as penalties at the moment.

And in this galvanised side that has been excellently assembled on a very tight budget by Gary Bowyer, other individuals are stepping up to the plate.

Tom Cairney has been excellent, as has Lee Williamson in recent weeks as he deservedly keeps out loanee Ryan Tunnicliffe with his displays.

And Markus Olsson has come from nowhere this season making a real claim for that left back spot when Tommy Spurr finally makes a comeback, while Alex Baptiste has made the right back position his own despite it not being his natural role.

Now sitting just a point outside the play-offs and with a run of winnable games in the coming weeks, Rovers fans – myself included – could be forgiven for getting a little bit excited about the possibilities for this improving side.