Tony Mowbray says all focus has turned to Sheffield Wednesday as Rovers look to put a tough run behind them and eye a first win in a month.

Rovers had won five wins in six matches when they triumphed at Bristol City on December 14, but are now six without a win in all competitions after the 1-1 draw with Preston North End.

That has seen them drop out of the top half with 19 games to play, but Mowbray still believes there is plenty left to play for with just five points separating them and the top six. They travel to Garry Monks’ play-off chasing Wednesday this weekend, having beaten the Owls in dramatic fashion at Ewood Park in November.

And the manager said: “Our next three games sees us go to Sheffield Wednesday, host Queens Park Rangers and then travel to Middlesbrough, so we have a tough couple of weeks coming up,”

“That’s off the back of a tough couple of results that, even though the team played well in these recent away games, bar at Huddersfield Town where we were stodgy, we didn’t get what we deserved.

“We now need to focus our attentions to Hillsborough next week and see if we can keep the points tally ticking along and surpass last year’s tally of 60 points with the 19 games we have left.”

Rovers’ injury situation hasn’t helped, with Corry Evans carried off on a stretcher during the Preston draw, with the Northern Ireland midfielder set for an extended period on the sidelines.

It is hoped Ryan Nyambe will be able to shake off the tight hamstring which forced him off at the weekend to take his place on the right-hand side of the Rovers back four at Hillsborough having missed four matches with a similar injury at the start of the year.

And Mowbray, who also welcomed back Lewis Holtby and Danny Graham to full fitness at the weekend, added: “We’ve had huge injury problems before or during some of the games we’ve lost in recent weeks and that’s been a major reason as to why we’ve not been at our maximum.”

Rovers are without a win in the five matches in which top scorer Bradley Dack has been absent for.

The 10-goal attacker will miss much of 2020 after undergoing surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament.

Rovers haven’t been blessed with goals in recent weeks, scoring 10 times in their last nine matches, but Adam Armstrong did take his tally to eight with an early strike against Preston.

And Mowbray hopes others can step up to the plate, including Holtby who since netting on his first start against Huddersfield in October, hasn’t found the net since.

But after going close at the weekend, Mowbray told the club website: “He had a good few opportunities at the weekend and that was promising, because if you’re going to play a No.10 alongside the wide attackers, those four players have got to score the bulk of your 60, 70 or 80 goals that you hope to score over a season.

“It’s all about the end product, whether that be goals and assists, that’s what it’s all about at the top end of the pitch.

“It’s not easy to replace Dack’s goals, but he’s not available. So let’s get on with it.