Danny Graham believes Rovers’ away form will have a big say in where they finish this season.

Rovers head to Ashton Gate to face promotion-chasing Bristol City having taken four points from their last two away trips to Swansea City and Stoke City.

They had lost six of their opening eight away matches before claiming a third away success at the bet365 Stadium last month, and a first draw on the road at the Liberty Stadium in midweek.

At Ewood Park, Rovers have been strong, unbeaten since September and their four consecutive wins on home soil have helped move them in to the top half.

Asked how their away form could impact on their season, striker Graham said: “I think it will be massive. Our home form has been strong so if we can put points on the board away then that will be a massive help to us.

“We want to use it and every game that goes by without losing breeds confidence and hopefully that can be the case over the festive period.

“We’re going to need everyone, there’s a lot of games coming up and everyone will show their worth and give the gaffer a massive headache.”

Rovers travelled to south Wales on Tuesday afternoon and won’t return to East Lancashire until after this afternoon’s game.

That has meant an extended period together, but something the 34-year-old has welcomed.

“It’s nice to get away and have some time with the boys.” he added.

“I know we see each other every day but we can all chill out, have a laugh at the hotel and have work to do.

“We have another big game on Saturday and hopefully we can embrace it and put another three points on the board.”

Lee Johnson’s Robins are fourth in the Championship table, but were beaten at home in midweek.

“We will expect a response from them after losing to Millwall,” Graham said.

“It will be another tough game, they’re doing well again, in the play-offs.

“It will be a tough test but we can go there with confidence on the back of a good winning run and a good point at Swansea.

“We’ll look to put another three on the board.

“It will be another good week if we do that and put us in the mix and then we can look to kick on during the festive period and get in those play-off spots.”