Moving within three points with 13 games to go is a sign of improvement for Tony Mowbray – but the Rovers boss is refusing to get carried away.

Rovers made it back-to-back wins, and clean sheets, as they left The Valley 2-0 winners, backing up the 3-0 success over Hull City four days earlier.

It ended a week which had started with Rovers seeing their 10-game unbeaten run at Ewood come to an end after a 1-0 defeat to Fulham.

At that stage they were down to 12th, and six points off the play-offs, but the picture turned once again after back-to-back victories.

But Mowbray said: “We can’t get carried away. We are working really hard as a football club trying to win matches.

“There are some huge, gigantic teams above us in this league and we were in League One two seasons ago. We’re trying to constantly improve and see where that takes us.”

Mowbray felt his side’s ability to adapt to the conditions proved key to victory, with their pace in attack proving to be a constant threat for Charlton’s three-man defence.

Adam Armstrong played from the left, while a first start since the opening day of last season saw Dominic Samuel leading the line.

And Mowbray added: “I was happy with the team. It was a day for trying to manage a football match. A blustery day so we played two mobile strikers and tried to play in behind, play in their half as much as we could.

“We knew that we had to match Charlton physically and get ready for an intensity from them. We talked at half-time about not giving them any cheap goals because if they scored one, this crowd would ignite. We managed the second half and got the result we wanted.”