Danny Graham feels the win over QPR shows how far Rovers have come - but says there have been no thoughts about how far they can go.

Bradley Dack’s 87th minute helped Rovers to their sixth victory of the season on Saturday and a three points which moved them up to eighth in the Championship table.

Graham says Mowbray won’t allow for any long-term goal other than the next game, which comes against Rotherham United this weekend.

But the 33-year-old has reflected on just how far they have come under the manager who took charge in February 2017 and has overseen 39 wins and just 12 defeats from his 77 league matches in charge.

Admitting there was ‘relief’ in the dressing room after coming away with three points on Saturday, Graham added: “I think that’s probably the worst we’ve played in a long time but we managed to get the win.

“We spoke about it after the game and I think it’s probably the first time we’ve won ugly since I’ve been here.

“Maybe 18 months ago we wouldn’t have won that game but I think that shows how far we’ve come.

“It takes us in to the game against Rotherham on Saturday knowing that if we can get another three points we could be in the play-offs going in to the international break.”

QPR had been the form team in the division going in to the weekend having taken 25 points from their previous 11 matches and protecting a five-game unbeaten run unbeaten heading in to their clash with Rovers.

However, Steve McClaren’s men showed little ambition to try and win the game on Saturday.

And Graham said: “We spoke about it and it looked as though they were going to be happy with a point.

“They had won four and drawn one so were coming full of confidence.

“We managed to get the win though, it wasn’t nice, it was scrappy and not how we want to play but on days when you’re not playing your best if you can still pick up three points then it’s great.”

Rovers will almost certainly go in to the upcoming international break inside the top half, but Graham wasn’t entertaining talk of this being anything more than a start.

“We won’t look that far,” he said. “We’ll take each game as it comes.

“The gaffer won’t let us get ahead of ourselves, we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, we’re enjoying being back in the Championship and competing against some big teams and showing what we can do.

“Rotherham is the next one, we’ll prepare right for that and try and get three more points and keep moving forward.”

In an unpredictable and competitive division Graham knows tough times are never far away for any side.

But as Rovers chase a third successive home win, he insists the feeling within the camp is good with everyone within the squad working hard to maintain their upward trajectory.

“Everyone is on a high at the minute,” he added.

“But there will be tough times this season, we’re under no illusions about that. But we need to keep pulling in the right direction, everyone needs to keep working hard for each other and see where it takes us.”