Tony Mowbray said only the win mattered as Rovers edged out Barnsley at Ewood Park.

Bradley Dack scored twice, with Stewart Downing getting his first league goal in Rovers colours, as Mowbray’s men beat bottom of the league Barnsley 3-2.

Dack netted the winner with four minutes to play, with Barnsley having equalised twice in a second half they dominated.

Rovers led at the break courtesy of Dack’s seventh of the season, but they needed an eighth from the attacker late on to secure the win after equalising goals from Connor Chaplin and Cauley Woodrow.

“It was all about three points, that’s what we’d spoken about. It wasn’t about performance levels,” Mowbray said.

“It was about trying to get three points.

“I thought it was a dangerous game for us. I’ve watched three or four Barnsley games and I’d have to say they’re a pretty good team, I like the way they play.

“They are full of energy, youthful, play forward. I watched them go 2-0 up at West Brom recently.

“That’s why it was a dangerous game because they’re bottom of the league and you have to beat the bottom of the league which we do, and we did.

“Everything else from the first whistle to the last doesn’t matter.

“It’s in the history books, we point the points on the board and move on.”

Rovers have now won back-to-back Ewood matches, both in dramatic fashion, after seeing off Sheffield Wednesday earlier this month.

They host Brentford on Wednesday as they look to make the most of a run of home matches, having lost five on the spin on their travels.

“We’ve won twice away from home this season,” Mowbray added.

“For three years nearly we’ve been good at home and not lost many football matches.

“That’s not a boast, that’s fact, we’ve been pretty good to win games at home, as we did.”

Barnsley haven’t won since the opening day, and taken just two points on their travels, but looked threatening in the second half.

Chaplin and Woodrow’s equaliser looked to have pegged Rovers back until Dack’s late winner.

“They haven’t won in 16 games but they have some good footballers. Maybe they’re just lacking in experience,” Mowbray said of the visitors.

“I think that’s what they’re missing because they have some talented individual footballers.

“That’s why it was a dangerous game, we knew how good they could be at their best.

“They did alrite, they will feel unlucky not to get something from the match but I’m sure they can that a dozen times.”