Tony Mowbray has continued to call on his work ethic and experience – but knows results are what he will be judged on.

Rovers won four out of their five November games, and are five matches unbeaten heading in to Saturday’s game at Bristol City.

That form saw Mowbray shortlisted for the November manager of the month prize alongside his counterparts from Leeds United, West Brom and Fulham, who occupy the top three spots in the division.

However, Mowbray isn’t one to get carried away, given less than a month ago his position was being questioned by some supporters.

“It’s a results business. When the results aren’t going your way all I can tell you is that I’ll work as hard as I do and my staff and players are working extraordinarily hard,” Mowbray said.

“We can’t guarantee results, but I can guarantee hard work, honesty and integrity from them.

“I can’t guarantee results but they’re finding a way to get results at this moment. We know our form at home is generally pretty good, and that’s been the case in this little run.

“We’re doing okay. It’s still really early. The league is quite tight, a lot of draws. You have to keep going, turn the draws in to wins and at home try and pick up those wins.

“We’ll keep going, working hard for each, pick the right team. They are human beings, they’re not robots, they don’t just keep going at the same pace, and some of them are feeling the pace. I can see it in their eyes.

“That’s because they’re working that hard and that’s what football is. You have to work 100 per cent and then find that extra 10 per cent and you’ll have a good career because you’ll win a lot of games if you can do that.”

Mowbray says his experience in the game has shown him that hard work is the only thing that can be guaranteed from himself, his staff, and players.

“Ultimately we’re all in the business of winning games and I watched (Manuel) Pellegrini at West Ham fighting off questions about his job, (Carlo) Ancelotti at Napoli fighting off questions about his job and they are very experienced football managers.

“You understand that you have to win games, that’s your job, and whichever way you do it, whether you stick to your beliefs and go down with your own beliefs, or change and find a way to win, then that’s what you do.

“I sit here two or three weeks after, not fighting off questions about my job, but thinking about a bit of negativity on the back of the Barnsley result that ultimately we won.

“I’m long enough in the tooth to know that all you can do is come to work as hard as you can, give everything you’ve got, and be happy with that.

“There’s no secrets to football management and get your players to believe and trust in you, and together you have to go to war and try and get results.

“All you can do is work hard, use your knowledge from being in the game 40 years.

“You can’t control the results, you can control the work ethic and performance levels and see where it takes you.”