Tosin Adarabioyo feels he is flourishing under the guidance of Tony Mowbray at Rovers.

After a frustrating start with injury to his time at Ewood Park the Manchester City loanee has started 10 consecutive Championship matches and become a firm fixture in the team.

His partnership with Darragh Lenihan has helped Rovers to four wins from four, but the 22-year-old admits manager Mowbray has been a big influence on the improvements of his game, as well as the leadership of the Irishman alongside him.

Rovers have fielded the same back four for three consecutive games, keeping two clean sheets, and Adarabioyo, named man-of-the-match in Saturday’s win over Derby, feels the team are heading in the right direction.

“I feel like this is a great platform for me to show what we do,” he explained.

“From the get-go I knew he had belief in me and I think I’ve shown that.

“There’s been a few things I can improve on and a few things that he did as a centre half. He’s shown me certain things that can help me.”

Adarabioyo is in to his second loan spell away from parent club Manchester City after spending last season with West Bromwich Albion.

The majority of his 36 appearances for the Baggies can in a more unfamiliar right back role as they missed out on promotion in the play-offs.

Both he and manager Mowbray made clear that Adarabioyo, the club’s sole central defensive signing this summer, had come to play in his preferred position at the heart of the Rovers defence.

And he feels that is helping bring out the best in him, able to show his defensive qualities as well as ability to play out from the back.

“I’d say so. I’m playing in my preferred position as opposed to last season when I was at right back,” he said.

“I feel I’m playing well. I feel like I had a good game (on Saturday), but getting a clean sheet really topped it off.

Rovers have chalked up four successive wins since returning from the November international break and will be looking to continue that at Swansea City tonight.

They head to Bristol City on Saturday as part of an away double header this week, looking to continue their rise up the Championship table.

Adarabioyo was always confident things would come together for Mowbray’s men, adding: “We’re performing well, just focusing on these two games and trying to get more points.

“I think everything is coming together, out of possession and in possession as well.

“I think the team has found their feet, everyone is playing with a bit more confidence which is helping to get us the results we need.

“They are two good sides, even if we were playing them at home it would be two difficult games. We need to do what we need to do to keep this going.”

The four consecutive wins came after Rovers had won just twice in eight games.

And Adarabioyo said: “We weren’t always getting the results we needed to get, so it was a tough period.

“But I feel we can look forward now to where we want to get to.”