Danny Graham is delighted his run in the side has coincided with an upturn in Rovers’ form and believes they can cope without suspended talisman Bradley Dack at Bristol City tomorrow.

Graham scored his 50th league goal for Rovers in the 1-1 draw at Swansea City on Wednesday in what was his fourth consecutive start, the first time he has managed that this season.

The striker ended a four month wait for a goal to reach a half century of league goals for the club as Rovers went a fifth game without defeat.

He will aim to keep his spot at Ashton Gate tomorrow where Rovers won’t be able to call on the services of 10-goal top scorer Dack as he serves a one match ban following his red card at the Liberty Stadium.

“It’s nice to get a run in the team, nice to get a goal because it’s been a while since Middlesbrough at home,” Graham said.

“It’s been nice to get a run in the team and nice that we’ve been picking up points while I have been back in the team.

“We have a very squad good now and whoever comes in will do a very good job and show we don’t need Dacky in every single game.

“He’s been massive in every game since he has come in. He will be a miss, but we have people who can come in and stake a claim.”

Graham’s opener was cancelled out by Andre Ayew’s 11th minute equaliser before referee Jeremy Simpson took centre stage in the second half.

First he showed Swans midfielder Tom Carroll a second yellow card, before Dack followed him down the tunnel shortly afterwards to even up the numbers.

The 34-year-old felt both decisions were harsh, adding: “Very soft, I think. I was quite surprised with theirs as well as Dacky’s.

“Dacky was in full control of the ball and for whatever reason the referee has thought he has stood on the guy’s toes.

“That was disappointment because we thought we had a good chance to go on and win the game when that happened.

“It wasn’t to be, another point on the board, and we go again on Saturday on another tough game on Saturday.”

Graham’s goal, against his former club, was his first in open play of the season after netting from the spot in the August win over Middlesbrough.

It was accomplished finish, stroking the ball home from 12 yards after Rovers pinched the ball high up the pitch, allowing Adam Armstrong to cross for the unmarked frontman.

Rovers came under pressure thereafter, conceding an equaliser from a set play, and needing two smart saves from Christian Walton to deny Ayew a second as they earned a first away draw of the season.

And satisfied with the point, Graham added: “It was a great start, we spoke about pressing them high and it worked a treat early on.

“In the grand scheme of things I think it’s a point gained rather than two lost.

“They came in to the game and scored from a game and got on top but we’ve got a good point out of it.

“That would have been an ideal situation to hold on to the lead for longer and their might have started to turn after their result on Sunday.

“It wasn’t to be.

“We’re on a good run and have put another point on the board against a very good football team.”