Tony Mowbray says Danny Graham and Stewart Downing will be in the forefront of his mind as he weighs up whether to name an unchanged team for a fourth game in a row.

For just the third time of his tenure, Mowbray stuck with the same team for a third game as Rovers made it 12 points from four games since returning from the November international break.

Rovers head to Swansea City tomorrow, and then Bristol City on Saturday, looking to continue their good run that has moved them up to 10th in the Championship.

Mowbray doesn’t feel his experienced pair could start three times in seven days at the intensity in which the boss wants his side to play, but knows he has good options in reserve should he decide to rotate his squad.

“You try to but you also have to be conscious,” Mowbray said of weighing up consistency and freshness.

“We’ve got a 34-year-old up front and a 35-year-old playing at left back who can’t play three games in a week, in my opinion, because of the intensity from the team you saw (against Derby).

“That’s the way we have to play.

“It’s always in my mind. you’ve got Lewis Holtby, John Buckley, Sam Gallagher and then Bradley Johnson who hasn’t played for a month.

“You’ve got some good footballers who are waiting and when their chance comes they have to produce the same.”

Joe Rothwell, Corry Evans and Graham are all enjoying their longest run in the side this season.

Mowbray is trying to implement a different playing style this term, and believes with loanee Tosin Adarabioyo and Downing at left back, Rovers are able to have more control.

Downing’s spot at left back could be taken by captain Elliott Bennett, used off the bench in the last three matches, while Sam Gallagher will be itching for a start in attack after his winner at Stoke City and encouraging cameo against Derby.

“That’s the team we’re trying to create,” Mowbray said.

“A lot of hard work goes in, it doesn’t just happen. We’re a team in transition.

“If you’ve watched us for a few years it’s been a main route for us, into Graham and dropping it to Dack around the edge of the box and we play from there.

“We’re trying to control the game more with the likes of Adarabioyo who gives us wonderful composure.

“With Stewart Downing playing left back and giving us delivery from the back and service forward.

“It allows us to have more control of the ball and more control of the game.

“It’s coming together as long as they are working as hard as they did. If quality feeds from the back we’ll be okay.”