Tosin Adarabioyo feels Rovers still have an opportunity to break in to top six contention once again.

A run of five league matches without a win has seen Rovers slip to 13th ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls’ win at Leeds United last weekend moved them back in to the play-off spots which are five points away from Rovers with 19 games to play.

A first win in a month at Hillsborough would certainly lift spirits in what has been a difficult period for Tony Mowbray’s side who’ve had to contend with losing top scorer Bradley Dack and Corry Evans to long-term injuries.

But Manchester City loanee Adarabioyo is remaining optimistic that there is plenty of life left in the season in what is a tightly packed division.

“The league can flip at any moment, we just need to get on a run of wins and you can be back up there,” he said.

“I think the league is weaker this year than it was last year.

“I felt there were more top teams going for it then. I think it’s just Leeds and West Brom going for that top spot this year, last season there were quite a few.

“The play-off positions, a fair few teams I think can get in to those.”

Rovers are without a win since their December 14 triumph at Bristol City which made it five wins in six matches.

Three successive home draws, coupled with two defeats on the road and an FA Cup exit at Birmingham City have seen Rovers drop out of the top half, and 22-year-old Adarabioyo believes there is improvements to be made at both ends of the pitch.

He added: “I really don’t know, things have just not gone our way.

“We have conceded some rubbish goals and not finished our chances at the other end.

“Bradley Dack is a big miss, he is one of the star players at this club.

“But we have enough quality to replace that and people need to step up, start performing and work as a team.

“Hopefully we can get back to where we were.”

Mowbray confirmed earlier this month that Adarabioyo will see out his season-long loan spell at Rovers, having enjoyed a similar time at West Brom last season.

Adarabioyo scored his first senior goal when netting the equaliser against Wednesday in November as Rovers came from behind to win with two goals in the dying stages.

He almost netted an injury time winner in the 1-1 draw with Preston last week, adding: “It was close.

“It was in the corner, close to the post, so I thought it was going in, but the keeper made a good save. They scored a great goal, but we felt like we had enough chances to get us the points.”

Rovers will face a Wednesday side buoyed by their win at Leeds, and an FA Cup triumph at Brighton seven days earlier, but Garry Monk’s side failed to win over the festive period.

“They’re a tough team to play against, a physical side, very good on the counter-attack,” Adarabioyo said.

“They have players that can run at us, and we’ll have to be ready for that.”