Bradley Dack says Rovers must build on the foundation of the opening six games in a more favourable run of fixtures after the international break.

Rovers have already faced three teams currently in the top six, taking seven points from their first round of fixtures.

Dack admits that return is ‘not great’ but feels it gives the squad something to work with when they return from the two-week international break against Millwall on September 14.

That is the first of four home games in Rovers’ next six fixtures as they look to move towards the top half of the table.

While acknowledging the competitive nature of the Championship, Dack feels the upcoming games are a chance for Rovers to put plenty more points on the board.

He said: “The run of games after the break isn’t easy, because there are no easy games in this league, but it’s a run of games we have to look to take a lot of points out of.

“It’s not great, but it’s a foundation, seven points from six tough games.

“If you look at the six games we’ve had, I don’t think many of the other teams in the league would have had a run like that.

“The next few are on paper a bit easier.

“We will rest up during the international break and look to go again against Millwall.”

Rovers are looking to change their style of play playing a more possession-based game, and while there have been teething problems along the way, Dack, who netted a first league goal of the season at the Hawthorns, says it is something the players are fully behind.

“We are looking to change our philosophy, which I think is for the better,” the 25-year-old added.

“We have a better squad, more strength in depth, but it will take a bit of time to get used to how we want to play.

“I feel like it’s going to click well.”

Playing out from the back has got Rovers in trouble at times this season, but Dack feels they are risks worth taking in a bid to pose more of a threat going forward.

They have netted five goals in their opening six matches, but Dack’s early strike at The Hawthorns apart, they have all come from set plays.

But feeling a change of style can help them create more chances, he said: “I think if you look at any teams that play out from the back, even at the highest level, you will give the ball away playing in tight areas.

“Teams will play on that and look to nick it, as we showed.

“That will come with the way we’re trying to play as well but we have to make sure we defend well as a unit.

“I like to play that way, I think it gives us more of an attacking threat and we have the players to do it.”