TONY Mowbray insists any damage done by the defeat against Fulham can only be judged at the end of the week.

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s goal was enough to inflict a 1-0 reverse on Rovers as they lost at Ewood Park for the first time since September, Darragh Lenihan seeing a late strike contentiously ruled out.

There is an almost immediate chance to bounce back however with Hull City in town tomorrow night ahead of the trip to Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

After seeing a four-game unbeaten run also come to an end against Scott Parker’s men, Mowbray knows two positive results over the next few days can quickly put it to the back of Rovers’ minds, his side 12th in the Championship table and six points shy of the play-off spots.

“You might have drawn on Saturday and drawn on Tuesday and you get two points from it,” the Rovers boss said.

“We have to beat Hull now on Tuesday and get the three points and just keep going. If you lose one and win two you’ve had a great week to be honest.

 “That’s two points a game which is what you’re aiming for all season if you want to get promotion in the top two.

“Over a three-game run in a week if you can win two of them then you’re doing okay.

“It was a just a bit frustrating on Saturday because it was there for us and it slipped through our fingers a bit.”

Mowbray conceded coming out on the wrong side of the meeting with Fulham was tough to take.

The game is not one that will live long in the memory with Mitrovic’s turn and finish the one bit of real quality on show all afternoon.

Rovers’ only shot on target came from Sam Gallagher late on despite the hosts ending the day with four forwards on the field, Danny Graham and Dominic Samuel introduced off the bench alongside Gallagher and Adam Armstrong.

It was job done for Fulham though who kept up the pressure on top two West Brom and Leeds.

 “I said to the players after the game sometimes you don’t mind losing if they are much better than you and they’re threatening your goal and the keeper keeps you in it and it whizzes past the post a few times,” Mowbray said.

“But that wasn’t the case, you can’t really remember too many chances for them.

“They’re a good side and we didn’t have too many chances either, it was just a tight match that ultimately sometimes you win them and you put the points in the bag and you move on and that’s what they’ll probably do.

“They’ll know they’ve been in a tough game but they’ll be happy with the three points with the situation they are in at the top of table.”