Tony Mowbray believes Rovers must show improvement on last season and isn’t settling for having matched last season’s points tally with three games to go.

They reached 60 with the draw against West Brom, the same number achieved in the 2018/19 campaign, with nine more to play for this season in a bid to improve on that mark. The play-offs appear out of reach, and despite looking well placed to beat the 60 points of last season, and the 15th-placed finish, Mowbray is looking for more from his side.

 They have taken seven from the 18 available since the restart, and have been forced to reflect on missed chances during their previous run of three successive defeats.

After the draw with West Brom, Mowbray said: “That’s been a target to see if we can get more than 60 points.

“That won’t be a satisfaction, but we have to show improvement. There’s a lot of investment from our owners, and as a manager, coaching staff, and football team collectively we have to show improvement and get better each year.

“That’s got to be the goal.

“We’ve been without Dack for most of the season, with Bradley in the team would we have picked up more wins? Probably, possibly, whichever one you want to pick.

“But we have to get on without them, three games to pick up some points and see where it goes.

“It’s more important, if we can win these games, to see where it puts us in the league.”

Rovers dropped to 12th in the table following their first draw since the restart, with wins for Bristol City and Millwall who they travel to on Tuesday night.

If Rovers are to keep their faint play-off hopes alive then it will require nine points from their remaining three matches.

But Mowbray is focusing on each game, rather than how the table looks, as his side look to finish the campaign on a positive note, even if they fall short in their play-off bid.

“We have to win them all. But as I’ve said, I don’t want to get caught up in that, let’s go to Millwall and try and win and see where it takes us,” he added.

“Then we’ve got Reading and then Luton, and somewhere along the way we’ll either be too many points away, or we’ll be right in the mix as the games run out. Let’s just keep going.

“Millwall, let’s go and see if we can win there, they’re up there in the mix. It’s a big game for both teams.”