Rovers will travel with confidence for their away day double-header with Tony Mowbray hopeful they will be able to improve their points return on the road.

Mowbray’s men have collected 21 of their 30 points this season at Ewood Park, but ended a two month wait for an away win at Stoke City last month.

They face Swansea City tomorrow night, and Bristol City on Saturday, two sides who have been in the top six mix for much of the campaign.

Rovers have added their name to the host of teams jostling for position in the top half after a run of four consecutive wins, three of which have come at Ewood.

“We will travel with confidence. We’re also mindful of the teams we’re playing and mindful Swansea are coming off a 5-1 defeat at The Hawthorns. They will be looking to rebound and have desire to put that right,” Mowbray said.

“We’re going there with confidence and belief. We won our last away game and have to believe we can start finding some consistency on the road, or finding more points anyway.

“While we understand it’s tough to go to Swansea and Bristol City back-to-back we’ll look to come back with some points in the bag. Where we get them we’ll wait and see, but concentrate on the first one which is Swansea.

“They have both been around the top six this season, that’s because of the quality they possess. Bristol City have for a few years been around the top six.

“Swansea are a very young side, have had a lot of changes since coming out of the Premier League, with a young coach. It’s exciting, interesting.

“Swansea are a brave, young team, pass the ball and we’re going to have to be at our best to give them problems.”

Rovers kept a sixth clean sheet so far against Derby, but only one of those have come on the road. They conceded 48 times in 23 away games last season, but Mowbray says a collective responsibility is needed to show more resilience on their travels.

He added: “The team work really hard. We lost too many goals last year, that’s not always just the defence and the goalkeeper.

“In modern day life it’s easy to criticise when the goals are going in to say ‘the defence isn’t very good’.

“It’s always about the team, front to back, are the strikers working hard enough, the wide players tucking in when the ball is on the other side? It’s a collective and the team have to take a responsibility for that.

“I do believe that certain combinations can effect things. Two central defenders who want to defend, want to head it, block, get first to every ball, those minor details really matter in football.

“I do think it’s the structure of your team and how you want to play.”