Tony Mowbray was keen not to get carried away despite Rovers ending their winless run in fine fashion at Sheffield Wednesday.

Rovers scored five, and could have had more, as they won for the first time since December 14 and climbed back in to the top half of the Championship.

Lewis Holtby scored twice, with an own goal, Darragh Lenihan and Sam Gallagher completing the scoring.

Rovers had been eight games unbeaten before taking just two points from the next 15 available, and been knocked out of the FA Cup by Birmingham City.

And after the win at Hillsborough, a delighted Mowbray, whose side played against 10 men for over an hour, said: “I was equally pleased with the opening 20 minutes where we scored and could have scored more.

“They struggled to get out of their half, we pressed them, a lot of the work we do is based around that, that’s why we generally score early goals. When they went down to 10 men I thought we dealt with it really well.

“Tosin and Darragh were exceptionally good, doing the right thing, no cheap fouls, don’t allow them to put it in our box, keep the crowd out of the game, and I thought we managed it really well.

“I think both full backs did their jobs extremely well, and pleased for Lewis Holtby because as we’ve been talking, the conundrum is without Dack, who’s going to score the goals that are going to take us to where we want to go?

“The question we’ve asked all week, can he score the scruffy goals, the Bradley Dack goals? Dack gets in the six yard box and we’ve seen today that he can.

“There was a control to how we played, it can be hard against 10 men, but I thought the young players did really well.

“I don’t know the average age of the team out there at the end, but they are young footballers, and I’m pleased with them.

“I know the results, everyone wants to win, but you draw a few and then you get stats thrown at you and you become a bad manager.

“When you win a few, and then don’t win for a few, it’s as though you must have done something different, what turned from being a good manager to being a bad manager?

“But you have to have faith in your team, we believe we could come here, and win. But these were sixth in the league and winning 5-0, we were very dominant, I’m pleased for them all.

“We have got a bit of a break now, spend some time together, bond the group together and then we have QPR a week on Tuesday and try and win a home game, push on and see where it takes us.”

Rovers had lost their three previous away matches, at Huddersfield, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham.

“I’m reluctant after a big win to say that everything is rosy again, we need to keep working, keep developing,” the manager added.

“We’ve struggled to turn some decent performances in to wins and it’s nice to be able to put in a performance and win comfortably.

“I think away from home we’ve been good, we’ve conceded some sloppy goals, yet we’ve found a way to lose.

“But a good result and performance was due and it was. We have to use this to move on.

“A good run generally starts with a good away victory and then you take that in to your home games where we’ll give it everything we’ve got. That hopefully gives everyone a lift and we can look forward to QPR.”