Consistency is key in the Championship, according to Darragh Lenihan, as he hopes the three points against Millwall can be the start of a positive run of results.

Rovers returned to action after the international break with three points against the Lions at Ewood Park, their third win of the season.

That moved them to 10 points from their opening seven matches, the same number as they had at this stage last season.

Rovers went in to the two-week break on the back of a disappointing 3-2 defeat at West Brom, but their defensive resolve returned against Neil Harris’ side as they made it a four clean sheets in five matches, and a third consecutive shut-out at Ewood.

Tony Mowbray’s side travel to Reading on Saturday, before a home game with newly-promoted Luton at the end of the month.

And the 25-year-old defender said: “The three points gives the lads more confidence, especially after the disappointment at West Brom.

“We wanted to come back after the international break and give a good performance.

“In this league consistency is huge.

“You saw with Aston Villa at the end of last season how consistent they were and winning every week helped them get promoted.

“We need to build on each game as it comes, keep winning and push up that table.”

While the Rovers backline had been the main talking point last season, with 69 goals conceded in their 46 Championship fixtures, it is goals at the other end that have been some cause for concern.

They had scored just five in their first six games but took their average to one a game courtesy of strikes from Derrick Williams and Bradly Dack last weekend.

But given the options available to boss Mowbray, Lenihan says there is a belief that goals will flow should they continue to keep goals out at the back.

The Republic of Ireland international said: “The lads who came off the bench, the likes of Sam (Gallagher), Joe Rothwell, and when you think that Danny Graham didn’t get on, we really do have a lot of goals in the squad with players of all types.

“Hopefully the lads can chip in with goals when needed.”

Lenihan came up with the assist for Dack’s goal on what his 150th club career appearance since making his debut on loan at Burton in October 2014.