Tenth in the table heading in to the second international break represents an ‘okay’ start for Rovers boss Tony Mowbray.

Rovers have two wins, three draws and one defeat from their last six games, an identical record to their opening six matches.

Saturday’s win at Bolton lifted Mowbray’s men from 15th to ninth, only to drop a place after Sheffield Wednesday won at Bristol City on Sunday.

Conceding late goals in draws with Ipswich Town and Aston Villa means Rovers could easily be sitting higher in the standings, though Mowbray also picked out the 0-0 draw at Derby County as very much a point gained.

“I think all right,” Mowbray said of Rovers’ position in the table.

“We’ve talked about a 93rd minute goal for Aston Villa, a 93rd minute goal for Ipswich Town, so stick another four points on to our total, but then we also clawed a 0-0 draw at Derby.

“It’s a good start, given us a platform to see how we do, but we will rely a lot on the spirit of this group.

“We have to be better with the ball than we’ve shown, but we’ve down okay.”

Sheffield United ended Rovers’ 25-game unbeaten home league record last week and moved top of the table at the weekend after a win over Hull.

Early leaders Leeds United, Rovers’ next opponents on October 20, have just one win in their last four matches while Middlesbrough also suffered a rare defeat on Saturday.

And Mowbray said that highlights how unpredictable the Championship can be, with the three teams sitting in the bottom three going in to last weekend all picking up wins.

He added: “It looks like even the top teams are struggling to find consistency.

“I’ve said to the players, don’t worry about the defeat to Sheffield United, they are top of the league and a good team. They have good players and a system they have stuck to for two years now. There’s no disgrace getting beat.

“I was disappointed with the performance level but Leeds United at home is a fantastic challenge for us and a game we should look forward to.

“Going in to the break, they will have a few days off, come in and work hard, have a weekend off, and then we will prepare hard for Leeds the following week.”