Tony Mowbray won’t be dwelling on Rovers’ two defeats to newly-promoted opposition at Ewood last season believing ‘we beat ourselves on those days’.

Charlton Athletic and Luton Town both left East Lancashire with three points last season, while Barnsley pushed them all the way before Mowbray’s men scored a late winner.

Indeed, their six matches against those three sides brought just six points.

Wycombe Wanderers are the first opponents to Ewood of 2020/21, freshly out of League One, and will look to pose a test of Rovers’ early season resolve as they look to get their first league points of the season on the board.

Both were beaten on the opening day, while Rovers also suffered an exit from the Carabao Cup in midweek, but performance levels have offered promise to the boss ahead of their Ewood opener.

And he doesn’t think those defeats to Charlton and Luton will weigh on his, or his players’ minds, believing they will come out on top if they take their opportunities.

He said: “I think we beat ourselves on those days really, with total respect to those two clubs, I thought we played pretty well on those days but didn’t take our chances, didn’t turn our domination in to victory.

“I don’t think they came to our ground and were better than us on the day, they scored from set plays and I think a big strength of Wycombe is their set play goals so we have to be mindful of that.

“We have to go and play our game, I’m aware of the results against Charlton and Luton, but I’m also aware of how well we played.

“Charlton, the second half was like the Alamo, we were waiting to score, and then they get a corner and we lose 2-1.

“I know they’re good stories, and good copy, to write about those games, but for me the performance of our team will dictate the result and if we can take the chances we create we’ll be fine.”