Rovers have to look upon their upcoming schedule as a chance to put points on the board, according to Tony Mowbray.

While results at Ewood have been inconsistent, Mowbray feels performances have warranted than the 12 points they have picked up, something he hopes they can achieve from three home matches in the next two weeks.

Rovers host bottom of the table Barnsley tomorrow, with Brentford due at Ewood on Wednesday and then Derby on December 7.

A trip to Stoke City is sandwiched in-between, but Mowbray hopes his side can come back from the international break with a renewed purpose and climb the Championship table.

“The league is really tight. I always believe at home we can beat anyone. We won our last home game against a team who could have gone second in the league, we played Forest when they were flying and could have gone top, ended up drawing in a game we should have won,” said Mowbray, whose side have lost their last five away matches.

“It doesn’t matter who we play, we believe we can get the points.

“We’re looking forward to it. It’s three home games in four so it’s a real opportunity to pick up points.

“And hopefully with (Darragh) Lenihan coming back we can be more solid away from home and can go on a run over this period up to the new year and then reflect at the end of it and going in to the second half of the season can have a genuine chance of breaking in to the top six.”

Barnsley, without a win since the opening day, appointed Gerhard Struber as their new head coach this week, ending a six-week search to replace Daniel Stendel.

However, Mowbray doesn’t feel a new boss will add life in to a Barnsley side who he feels have had no shortage of energy in their performances.

He added: “After their opening day win over Fulham they haven’t won since.  We face them hoping that run continues of course.

“They have changed their coach this week, will it give them an extra incentive?

“From what I’ve seen of them they don’t need any injection of adrenaline, they are a very energetic, front foot, football team.

“They’re very young, very athletic, very determined, maybe they just fall down on a little bit of quality. But it’s through a lack of desire, they are not giving up on their season.

“I don’t see the new coach giving them a huge injection of energy because they’re already a very energetic team.

“I don’t know whether it’s a good time or a bad time to play them, but what I do know is that we have to concentrate on ourselves and at our best we know we can get three points.”