Bradley Dack’s sixth goal of the season was particularly pleasing to the Rovers attacker given it was a first from outside the box since New Year’s Day.

Dack has five goals in his last seven matches and 13 in the calendar year when steering a shot from the left edge of the box out of the reach of Kamil Grabara.

The 25-year-old has thrived sniffing out chances in the six-yard box, with this just a fourth from outside since joining the club in 2017, and first at the Darwen End since March 2018.

“I haven’t scored outside the box for a while, it was something me and the coaches have been talking about,” Dack said of his strike.

“I’ve been doing a few sessions with the coaches on finishing from outside the box so it was nice to see that one find the far corner.”

Dack’s goal put Rovers 2-1 up against Huddersfield, only to be pegged back in the second half as they were made to settle for a point.

He added: “I thought we controlled the game and coming in at 2-1, we expected to win the game.

“When they got the game, it was a disappointing performance the last half an hour, but there were positives to take from it.

“It wasn’t great to go behind early but gave us a lot of time to get back in to it and making it 2-1 before half-time showed the character of this team.”

Rovers are on the road tomorrow night, travelling to Birmingham, before a weekend derby with Preston.

And Dack says Rovers must start to pick up points to avoid falling behind the play-off pace.

“Two big away games coming up,” he said. “Birmingham are a decent side and Preston in a derby which is game we’re looking forward to.

“It’s Birmingham first and we have to go and try and get three points because the aim of this squad is to get in the top six so we have to start picking up points and quickly.”