In amongst the usual sour muttering on the walk back and in the pubs last Saturday was a lack of praise for Tony Mowbray’s tactical changes.

One of the main criticisms levelled at him is that he has to make running repairs since he gets it wrong to start with. In anyone’s book a 2-0 win is satisfactory, at worst. Rovers roasted Millwall in the second period and if anyone was not entertained by that then they truly do want the moon on a stick.

The aim for this Saturday is surely to again keep a clean sheet and take it from there. The concentration and endeavour must be maintained defensively.

One thing that really impressed me was that Rovers forced a decent display out of the opposition goalkeeper. Only four of the 14 goal attempts were off-target.

The onus is sometimes on the less-heralded players to step up and Derrick Williams certainly did that. Bradley Dack, Adam Armstrong and Stewart Downing, along with the burgeoning John Buckley, were hardly in the attacking third with the ball in a first half where Millwall compressed the areas where our talent operates.

The first goal was vital in a game of this nature. Millwall’s squeezing of the middle third would have become practically airtight if they had found an opener.

That the three/five man defence denied this, while, of the five, only the impressive Tosin Adarabioyo was not involved in the goals, is good news. Defenders often rightly grumble when their team-mates fail to come back and support them. Well, it is a mutual need.

All players need to work for each other and it was heartening to see that in effect.

Reading pose an interesting challenge. After a successful period of four games they have found themselves short of goals and sliding down the table. Remind you of anyone? When I mentioned consistency last week I perhaps should have been clearer in that I meant Rovers need to be consistently beating teams of this ilk. Winning games against the mediocre and disorganised is what lifts you from their morass and into the play-off hunt.