THAT is three games unbeaten for Rovers now after the draw with Huddersfield and it’s six games without defeat at Ewood Park.

I think Huddersfield are a good side and they will surprise a lot of people this season and so it is a good point for Rovers.

The unbeaten run is a good little record. It has quietly come together for Rovers at the moment. Looking at the league table you would imagine the form to be poor but it has certainly picked up in the last few weeks and being strong at home is key in the Championship.

To have not lost at Ewood Park since September is excellent and hopefully the fans can see the improvement and will get behind the team and the team can then repay the fans’ support with some wins.

The fanbase at Rovers is there and hopefully they can start to get a few more people into the ground.

Preston is another great game for the players and supporters to look forward to.

It is a big game and Rovers have got to go there with confidence. It is a local derby and it will be a great atmosphere.

I don’t think Preston are a bad team, they are going to be in mid-table come the end of the season and they will be hard to beat.

Simon Grayson knows how to set his side up and he is obviously ex-Blackburn so knows how big a game this is for everyone.

He was a very solid player for Rovers and his teams are like that as well.

When you are away from home I always think it is important to keep the hosts quiet for 20 minutes.

Rovers have shown they can do that with the win at Newcastle and you would think Coyle would have the same game plan for Preston.

If we can keep the crowd quiet and get the first goal then it can be a really good day for the travelling fans.

And the players will be up for it. I used to love local derbies, it was great. I don’t think it is the same nowadays because a lot of the players don’t realise the significance of a derby.

In my day we certainly did. The main one was the Burnley game obviously and when I played we didn’t seem to play Preston too many times but I did play there on occasions and it was always a great atmosphere.

One advantage will be that Preston are without Jermaine Beckford and Eoin Doyle after they were sent off for fighting with each other against Sheffield Wednesday.

I thought that was hilarious, the last time I can remember anything like that was actually Graeme Le Saux and David Batty fighting when they were playing for Rovers against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

I think it was the heat of the moment for Preston on Saturday and I have no doubt the manager will sort those two players out.