Lewis Travis says Rovers must not take any negativity from the weekend defeat to Luton in to tonight’s game with Nottingham Forest.

Rovers are back on home soil three days after falling to a frustrating loss at the hands of the Hatters, bringing an abrupt end to momentum built up after back-to-back wins.

Tony Mowbray’s side welcome Nottingham Forest, unbeaten away from home this season, to Ewood Park tonight, with midfielder Travis keen to put the weekend result quickly behind them.

“We can’t beat ourselves up too much because if we do then we will take that negativity in to the game,” he said.

“We can take positives from the game and put them into the next match.

“When you’re waiting all week you sometimes spend all that time beating yourself up, so it’s great that we have a game around the corner.

“We have to dust ourselves down and go again.”

The 21-year-old drew Rovers level just before half-time against Luton with his first Ewood goal, a fine strike from the edge of the area.

Travis says that strike lifted spirits in the dressing room, having trailed to an early James Collins header, but they failed to build on that in the second half, with Matty Pearson’s header just before the hour winning the game for Luton.

“It was a bittersweet day for me, scoring in front of the home crowd for the first time,” added Travis, who opened his Rovers account with a goal at Norwich in April.

“I think the group can take positives, but we wanted three points and ultimately we didn’t get that.

“We all think of it as three points dropped. But every team in this league gives a good account of themselves and is a challenge.

“If we had gone back out 1-0 down they would have had something to defend, but coming out on a level playing field, we felt we could go on and win the game, but it just didn’t happen.”

Travis reached 50 Rovers appearances in the win at Reading, and has become a regular in the side in 2019, starting all but four matches.

Though he doesn’t give any thought as to whether he feels settled in the side, instead focusing on giving his best in every game.

He said: “I’m made up. This is the club that I’ve always wanted to play for.

“I don’t really think about stuff like that, I’m always confident going in to every game, and whoever I come up against I try and dominate them.”

Forest temporarily went top of the table with a win at Stoke on Friday, but holding no fear, Travis added: “Every team in this league is very good, but if we play how we know we can play then we can be successful. We want to push ourselves in every game.”