Only the Championship’s runaway top two can boast more points from their last six matches than Rovers who have shown the value of stringing together consecutive wins in a tightly packed Championship.

Tony Mowbray’s side have climbed in to the top half, from 17th, in the space of their four wins since the November international break.

They have won nine, but lost eight, of their 20 matches so far, and have drawn just three times.

Rovers are also without a draw on the road this season, with three wins and six defeats from their nine away games, and the 1-1 scoreline at Birmingham in February is their only one in 2019.

Mowbray is confident his side can pick up points on the road, but believes the value of a win in a division seemingly packed with draws, has grown.

He said: “That’s something I talk to the staff about. Three points is almost more than three points, it feels more than three points, because we could go away and get two draws and think we’re doing okay, but could sneak a win at one of them, and that’s invaluable.

“Some teams might have gone away and drawn six, but our two wins and four defeats gets you the same points. Psychologically does it damage you losing away from home? Possibly.

“But you know that sneaking a win away from home, with a good home record, you can do what we’ve managed to do over the last few weeks, win a game away but keep winning games at home and soon enough you can be on a decent run and accumulate points quickly.”

Rovers scored twice in defeats at West Brom, QPR and Preston and netted in seven of their nine away fixtures. It is defensively where they have struggled, keeping just one clean sheet, but Mowbray doesn’t feel a change of approach is the way forward.

“I just think in this league my mentality for 16 years as a manger has been to try and win matches, be aggressive, play on the front foot, I don’t think I’ve ever set up a team to block off and defend,” he explained.

“I think it's the nature of the way we play. Millwall went away to Swansea, played 5-4-1, hardly pressed, sat in playing a huge block, didn’t let Swansea get through with their passing game, scored from a set play and won 1-0.

“We could go and try and do that, but that goes against the grain of how we set up our team to play and what we’ve done. We will go and do what we do, ask them questions.

“We know they’re going to pass it, how they’re going to play.

“You have to do what you believe in, and the players believe in. We’ll go there, be aggressive, ask questions of them and see if we can get the points.”

Only four teams in the EFL have drawn fewer than Rovers’ three games, and at the same stage last season had eight to their name.

However, in the seven Championship seasons since relegation from the Premier League, they have never managed the nine wins they have accrued by the 20-game mark.

And Mowbray added: “We don’t set out to go and draw games, we try and win every game away from home.

“Am I surprised? Not from the fact we go away and try and make it difficult for teams.

“I think back to when we went to West Brom and scored in the first minute, yet their quality wore us down. They scored three goals at the end of the first half, we got one back and then had one disallowed to get to 3-3.

“It doesn’t concern me, I know that we can win games away from home, it’s a mentality of the team. We don’t go and try and just be hard to play against and try and get a draw.

“We go and try and play positively, score and win games. But I do think the defensive set-up of our team has been a bit fragile.

“With the back four we’ve put in place for the last few weeks it’s shown more resilience and let’s hope that continues, the combination of Lenihan and Adarabioyo in the middle of that backline can keep the resistance level high.”