Having been on the wrong end of a team resting players when Rovers’ survival hopes were hanging by a thread, Tony Mowbray has assured Luton’s relegation rivals that he won’t be taking a similar approach.

Rovers were relegated three seasons ago, despite ending with back-to-back wins and amassing 51 points, a fate tonight’s opponents Luton will be hoping to avoid.

Huddersfield Town, then preparing for the play-offs, made 10 changes for their trip to Birmingham City on the penultimate weekend, with defeat seeing the Blues remain above Rovers in the standings despite their win over Aston Villa.

At the time, Mowbray felt the integrity of the league had been brought in to question, and with other teams relying on Rovers to put in a performance at Kenilworth Road, says his players will be going all out to win.

However, he stressed that is by no means a given, despite Luton sitting in the bottom three, given their recent form which has seen them lose just one of their last 11 matches.

“I think we suffered in the past, with the lack of integrity of a team that made 10 changes getting itself ready for a play-off game coming up,” Mowbray said.

“Integrity is always important, it’s one of my core values in life, I’m not daft, I understand that there are some teams in this league who are looking and thinking ‘we need Blackburn to get a result at Luton’ and you’ve probably got Luton thinking ‘I hope they make loads of changes and play a team of kids’.

“Whoever we take to Luton, you can see their form, they can win games. Barnsley and Luton, as I’ve always said, let’s not get kidded, they’ve had some great results.

“Everyone is fighting for their lives. We’ll be going to Luton looking to finish on 66 points and finish as well as we can for our club, our team, our supporters, and that’s important for us.

“Luton will know they’ve got a tough time, but as I did at the weekend, I have to look at players I think we can take on the journey moving forward, and we’ll be doing that also.

“That doesn’t mean we’ll be playing a team full of kids. It’s important that we put a very competitive team out there and look to win an important match.”

Rovers’ play-off hopes are over, but Mowbray is targeting ending the season on 66 points, and is keen to avoid the Hatters doing the double over them.

He added: “One thing I don’t like is, having lost to Luton earlier in the season, I don’t want to think that Luton will do the double over us, and that’s something that sits in my belly.

“There’s one instance of motivation for our team, to make sure we don’t get beaten by Luton home and away.”