The Rovers players, and coaching staff, are flying out to Portugal today for some warm weather training.

They will spend three full days training at a specialist sports resort before returning to East Lancashire on Saturday.

Rovers are without a game this week having been knocked out of the FA Cup by Birmingham City in round three, while scheduled opponents QPR made it in to round four.

The game with Mark Warburton's side, who face fellow Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on Friday, has instead been moved to Tuesday, January 28.

And with a nine day break between the 5-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday and the QPR fixture, Rovers have taken the opportunity to get away.

The decision to do so was taken before last weekend's resounding win which ended a six match winless run.

No new signings are scheduled to fly out with the group, with no progress, as yet, made on the loan deal struck with a club mentioned by Tony Mowbray last weekend.

"We have to keep working hard to try and find some consistency," Mowbray said. 

"We've found it hard to turn some decent performances in to victories, but it's nice to have a good performance and win comfortably.

"Hopefully that gives us some confidence and we can look forward to the game a week on Tuesday.

“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.”