I MUST be honest and say that I didn’t see that result coming at the weekend.

I said in my column last week that if Rovers could keep it quiet for the first 20 minutes and get the crowd on their backs, they could possibly get a result, but in the end it was a really good performance from Rovers.

It’s good to get two wins on the trot for the players’ confidence. It must have been a scary thing to go to Newcastle, who had won nine games on the run, infront of that big crowd, but all credit must go to the players to go there and get a result.

Newcastle are hot favourites to go straight back up, and while winning at a place like that can give you extra confidence, the most important thing for Rovers is the next game against Huddersfield at Ewood Park on Saturday.

The manager will need to make sure that the players don’t think ‘ok, we can go to Newcastle and win, the next game will be easy’.

Going to Newcastle and winning at the top side in the division has got to give the players confidence, but they have to use that confidence in the right way.

You can’t start thinking things will get easier, because football does not work like that.

They have to continue putting in the hard work and then hope that the football is good enough to get results.

If you take Newcastle out of the equation, given the resources, players and fanbase they have got, then I don’t think there is much between the teams in the Championship.

Rovers had a long way to come back from after just two points from their opening seven games.

What they need to look to do now is string a couple of wins together, winning two, then drawing and losing a couple doesn’t build your confidence as much.

You only have to look at Leeds United. They started the season badly but have won eight of their last 12 league games and are now fifth in the table.

Rovers need to look to go on a similar run and push up the league and build more confidence, among the players and the fans.

I have been saying for a while now that Rovers need to start keeping clean sheets, and the one on Saturday was just the second of the season.

I’ve always felt Rovers are capable of scoring goals with the players they have got, but you don’t want to be going in to every game thinking that you will have to score twice to win.

What they proved at Newcastle is that they can keep things tight at the back and nick a win, as they did with Charlie Mulgrew’s goal.

You need experienced players to step up when you’re at the wrong end of the table, and that’s what has happened in the last two games.

Those experienced players can set an example to the younger ones who can look up to them.

Let's just hope they can keep it going.