Bradley Dack says Rovers will have to get their previous two away days out of their system ahead of Saturday’s trip to Middlesbrough.

Rovers shipped seven goals in two games in heavy defeats to Preston and Wigan and have now conceded 19 in 10 away fixtures.

Prior to that, Rovers had enjoyed success on the road, winning at Hull, Stoke and Bolton as well as picking up draws at Ipswich, Derby and West Brom.

They travel to the Riverside to face a Boro side who themselves will be looking to react to a rare home defeat, uncharacteristically conceding three goals in defeat to Aston Villa.

They had let in just three goals all season on their home patch prior to that, though Tony Pulis’ side aren’t flush with goals at the other end either.

They are the lowest scorers at home in the top half, and Dack believes a Rovers performance similar to that against Sheffield Wednesday could see them cause third-place Boro problems.

“It will be a tough game, no doubt about it. They are a good side,” the 24-year-old said.

“We have to make sure we got those last two away performances out of our system when we go up there and give a good account of ourselves.

“If we can and perform anything like we did on Saturday then I think we can give them a good game.”

Dack was back to his best after two below-par showings as he had a hand in all four Rovers goals against the Owls, including scoring his 11th of the season.

He had been man-marked out of Rovers’ last two matches, but managed to free himself of his marker to cause Wednesday countless problems.

Rovers will be looking to him again to provide their main attacking threat, with manager Tony Mowbray believing Dack will have to live with being a marked man in the division as his reputation continues to rise.

The boss explained: “The better footballer, the better player or individual you are, you have to live with that.

“He has to deal with people trying to stop him affecting football matches.

“Whether they do it with the shape of their team and keep their backline tight to close the space he works in, or they put someone on him to mark him and make it a physical confrontation, he has to deal with it.

“We work on that everyday and Bradley has to help us find the solutions to help us win football matches.”

The two-time League One player of the year is up for the challenge of overcoming the close attention he is being paid.

And he believes being closely marked could also play in to the hands of some of his team-mates as well.

“I think sometimes it can create space for other players,” Dack added.

“I like to be involved in the game and get wrapped up in it and I felt like I did that on Saturday, even though they had a couple on me.

“It’s something I have to live with, but I enjoy that challenge.”