Corry Evans is ‘desperate’ for a run in the Rovers side and hopes recent performances will give him the opportunity to do so.

Evans impressed in wins over Brentford and Stoke City but has started just five of Rovers’ opening 19 Championship matches.

He has struck up a good understanding with Lewis Travis in the middle of the park, with Rovers winning nine of the 12 matches in which they have been paired together in 2019.

Tony Mowbray has rotated his central midfield options, with Bradley Johnson, Stewart Downing and Lewis Holtby all having had opportunities in the engine room.

But the 29-year-old is hoping to have done enough to keep his place when Derby County arrive at Ewood Park on Saturday, with Rovers keen to continue their good form.

“It’s been frustrating for me to have not played as many games as I’d have liked this season,” Evans said.

“I’m just desperate to get a run of games and it was really nice to get the wins

“I have come in and tried my best, and it’s up to the manager to choose his team.

“We have a big squad, a lot of players who are more than capable of coming in and doing a good job on a Saturday, so we’ll wait and see.

“A big part of my game is getting around and putting tackles in, disrupt play and get around the pitch, and that’s probably why the manager has put me in the type of games.”

Mowbray named a rare unchanged time for the bet365 Stadium where Rovers chalked up a third consecutive win to end November with 12 points from a possible 15.

Rovers have struggled for consistency but Evans hopes they have struck upon some partnerships all over the pitch that can serve them well moving forward.

Darragh Lenihan’s return to fitness has seen him play alongside Tosin Adarabioyo for the first time this season, while the trusted pairing of Danny Graham and Bradley Dack in attack has been reunited for the last two matches.

So Evans doesn’t just see central midfield as a position where places have been up for grabs.

The Northern Ireland international added: “Up front I don’t think Dacky and Danny have played together too much and at the back the same could be said for Tosin and Darragh.

“It’s been disruptive with partnerships in the whole squad.

“But that’s part and parcel of football, you have to find the right balance and find a way to win games.”