Rovers will be looking to get back to winning ways on Saturday, but does their post-international break record offer any hope? Rich Sharpe investigates.

Fans, players and coaching staff alike have had two weeks to mull over the disappointment of a 4-2 defeat at QPR, which sent Rovers in to the October international break without a win in three games.

Things had started brightly in the five game block between the return to action in September and the break in October, with back-to-back wins over Millwall and Reading, but that was stalled by two defeats in their next three.

Huddersfield visit Ewood on Saturday in front of the Sky Sports cameras which will be Rovers’ 28th match following an international break since relegation from the Premier League.

Their record? Played 27, won 11, drawn eight and lost eight.

The highlights include a 2-1 win over Leeds 12 months ago, wins on the road at Rochdale and Bury in front of packed away followings in the League One promotion campaign, a 2-1 win at Preston in November 2015 and a memorable 5-3 victory at Bristol City in September 2012 with two last-minute goals to snatch three points at the death.

The lowlights, a 4-1 humbling at Preston in November 2018, a 1-0 reverse at Oldham two years ago, a 3-0 defeat at MK Dons in October 2015, while the 0-0 draw with Ipswich in October 2016 is one that won’t live long in the memory.

Rovers’ record post-October international breaks isn’t that great, their win over Leeds last season their only one in six matches, with three draws and three defeats in their seven matches.

In their 12 post-international break games at Ewood they have won five and drawn five, with two defeats to Preston in 2016 and Charlton which will land exactly six years ago on Saturday.

Unfortunately, they are no strangers to heavy defeats heading in to the two-week break. They were beaten 4-1 at Bristol City last August, 4-2 by Sheffield Wednesday in March, 3-2 by West Brom in August, and then the latest QPR reverse.

Rovers did respond to the West Brom defeat with a comfortable home win over Millwall last month, and a similar scenario would be gratefully received this time around.

Everyone at the club could well do with a pick-me-up after the disappointment at QPR that was compounded by the double injury blow to defenders Darragh Lenihan and Greg Cunningham.

A new-look Rovers side will take to the field against a Huddersfield side buoyed by back-to-back wins under new management, aiming to start this block of five games before the November break as they did last month.