Danny Graham hopes the Rovers supporters are heading in to next season with optimism as this campaign draws to a close.

Rovers host Swansea tomorrow looking to sign off with a fourth win in five matches.

Hopes of a possible play-off push ended after a post-January run of four points from 11 games. But Rovers have responded with 12 from the next 15 available to put them in with a chance of passing the 60-point mark.

Three consecutive home wins at the start of 2019 pushed Rovers up to eighth, but they failed to score in their next three Ewood matches, losing 1-0 to Bristol City, Middlesbrough and Preston.

And although admitting those results stopped Rovers in their tracks, player of the year Graham is hoping the supporters have reason to be cheerful ahead of next season.

“I think they did, but other than that I think we’ve been strong at home, the fans have been right behind us,” the 33-year-old said.

“Hopefully they can do that against Swansea.

“I hope they have seen this season as a positive one. I know people can look for the negatives, that’s normal, but hopefully they can see we’ve had a good year and look to go again next year.”

Tony Mowbray has challenged his side to improve next year, but Graham is satisfied with Rovers’ work in their first season back in the Championship after promotion from League One last term.

He added: “At the start of the season I think if you’d have said to the fans we’d finish where we can they would have taken that in the first season back.

“It’s a similar squad to what we had in League One, so if the gaffer can recruit and bring in the right players then I don’t see why we can’t push towards the top six or further next year.”

Graham believes the squad are looking forward to their close season break, but he has one aim before the season finishes, and that’s to finish as top scorer.

Bradley Dack pipped Graham to the prize last term, and although Graham leads the way with league goals this season, Dack’s cup goals leave him one ahead.

“It would be nice to pip Dacky. We have got a great friendship on and off the pitch and have linked up well,” Graham said.

“He’s one behind me in the league goals, but he’s not having that, he wants overall goals because he scored twice against Carlisle.

“If I can get one, or two, on Sunday, if selected, to beat him then he’ll never hear the end of it.

“But me and Dacky’s partnership has been pretty strong on the pitch over the last 18 months.”