AT THIS stage of the season Rovers need to keep putting points on the board and applying pressure to the two teams above them, writes Simon Garner.

If they can do their job then it is how the other teams handle the pressure and you hope one of them will slip up.

There will be a lot of twists and turns between now and the end of the season and this is when it becomes important to keep your concentration.

Rovers did well to come back and earn a point against Oldham and at least they did not get beat for a second consecutive game.

It was disappointing overall with the way the other results worked out with Wigan and Shrewsbury losing.

But the Rovers players showed some guts to get back to 2-2 and they have to look at it positively that they gained a point on the teams around them.

You can’t let any negativity creep in and the message should be that they have done well to come back from 2-0 down, that is difficult to do against any team, no matter who they are or where they are in the league.

They will certainly look at how they managed to find themselves 2-0 down in the first place. I don’t think the players will be getting complacent, they know each game is tough and they have to go out there with the right attitude every week and look to score the first goal because they have an excellent record when they do.

As the games tick down every fixture has something riding on it. Whether a team is chasing automatic promotion, a play-off spot or trying to stay up, even those sides in mid-table will raise their game when they play Rovers.

The games are coming thick and fast and because of that Tony Mowbray will be pleased to see the return of several players from injury. He now has the option to change things with three games in a week but every player will want to do all they can to play in every game.

Let’s hope they can turn in a good performance and come back from Portsmouth with all three points.