We asked our fans' jury: How do you rate Rovers’ prospects heading into a tough run of fixtures?

IT’S a daunting task for sure but if it’s too hot you shouldn’t be in the kitchen.

I think Rovers need to win their two home matches as we will be lucky to gain much from the away fixtures.

Hopefully Bradley Dack will be back fit and well, with his head in the right place. His skill, vision and reading of the game has been sadly missed.

The danger is that we may pay too much respect to the opposition, worrying about them and not play our natural attacking game.

Paul Yates

THE gulf between the Championship and League One is becoming evident as we are being punished for any errors and our weaknesses are exposed.

In return, we must do the same. We have been too guilty of missing chances, especially when just a single goal ahead.

Our upcoming games are tough but this will set the tone for the rest of the season and I’m confident we have the squad and mentality to hold our own.

Kelvin Wilkins

THE next four league games will be a real test and could well show where we are in this league and what we should be aiming for this season.

I expect a few changes for the long trip to Premier League side Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup later this month.

But first up it’s Aston Villa who, like Rovers, will want a response after their 4-1 away drubbing at Sheffield United last time out.

Stoke, meanwhile, can only improve after a torrid start to the season so perhaps it’s not the best time to face either.

Derby are now gaining momentum under Frank Lampard, while their rivals Nottingham Forest have only tasted defeat once this season and beat Premier League opposition in the Carabao Cup.

Rovers should target points from the home games at fortress Ewood, but expect a loud Darwen End in the upcoming games with just under 8,000 Villa fans expected to make the trip.

Sam Jones