Tony Mowbray isn’t getting caught up in the extra 24 hours recovery time his side have enjoyed over this weekend’s opponents QPR.

While Rovers hosted Forest on Tuesday, QPR faced a Wednesday night trip to south Wales where they were beaten 3-0 by Cardiff.

The two meet at the The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium tomorrow separated by one league position, and two points, though Mowbray doesn’t see the fixture schedule having much of an impact,

“I think it depends on their structure, if they are a team that has been coached on their patterns of play and what they’re doing, it shouldn’t make much difference,” he explained.

“I’m sure their analysis department had done all their work already on Blackburn Rovers, how we play and what we do.

“Friday morning they will go through their tactics. They know how they play.

“Is it a fatigue thing? It could be. We’re talking about Stewy Downing at 35 playing three games in a week, have they anyone like that?

“What I do know is that they will turn out a team that will committed, they’re at home and like we do, see it as a chance to get three points.

“I don’t get over thoughtful about playing on Tuesday and Wednesday. Is there a benefit? Maybe.

“What time did they get back? I don’t know. But we’re the ones travelling four or five hours to get down there and they will be sat at home relaxing rather than in a hotel. But this is professional football, what we do every other week travelling to away games and we have to recover our team as quickly as we can.

“I don’t think it’ll have much impact. We have to play the game and the best team will win.”

QPR have suffered back-to-back defeats, while Rovers took just one point from their two home matches in the last week. Mark Warburton was forced to move away from his usual back three against Cardiff where despite seeing 72 per cent possession, slipped to a 3-0 defeat.

Mowbray is well aware of the their qualities however, and says the 2-1 win at Loftus Road back in April will have little bearing on the game.

He added: “We know QPR are a decent side. Mark has gone in there and given them an identity, they have been playing three at the back. They played a back four at Cardiff which might have disrupted them.

“What do we know about them? They try and keep the ball, you have to mindful of Eze, Chair behind him is technically good and they have two strikers who are a handful.

“We went there last year and got a good result. But they have a different manager, different formation and different way of playing now.

“It’s a challenge, as every game is, but one we’re looking forward to.”