Rovers will need to live up to their top scorers billing as Tony Mowbray weighs up changes for tonight’s game.

Sam Gallagher and Bradley Johnson are both pushing for recalls, with Daniel Ayala and Amari’i Bell in line to start because of injuries in defence, as Rovers start their December schedule with Millwall’s visit.

An unbeaten November has moved Rovers into the play-off mix, and having scored 27 goals in their 14 league matches, are the division’s highest scorers. They host a Millwall side tonight who Mowbray says will put that to the test having kept four consecutive clean sheets on the road.

And the manager says his side must recognise the individual tests that come their way, feeling the win over Barnsley at the weekend was a big learning curve.

“Their results would suggest it’s going to be tough, a grind, that we’re going to have to concentrate and be the best version of ourselves to test them,” he said.

“We’re the top goalscoring team in the league but we’re going to have to prove it and see if we can create problems for their defence.”

Mowbray says his players must look beyond any changes to the side as ‘getting dropped’ as his side continue their hectic run of games.

Rovers enjoyed a strong November, unbeaten in their five matches, but move into an even busier December in which they play eight times, starting against Millwall tonight.

Ben Brereton is the only player to have started every game this season, and changes are expected tonight as Rovers look to continue their forward momentum.

Mowbray says that will be a theme of the coming month, hoping injuries will allow for the squad to be close to its maximum, given the number of games coming up.

He said: “I’ve been selling that to the team that has to be the selection issue, assess the opposition and their strengths and weaknesses and what type of footballer you need in each position. At this moment you have to pick a team to win the game that’s in front of you but also use the bench to either see the game out or change the whole dynamics of it.

“The team understand that and I hope they feel that we’ve gone past at this club ‘you’re getting dropped because you weren’t very good at the weekend’. It’s more about trying to pick a team to win the game in front of you.

“Each team is very different, it would be great if we could develop our own style and play how we want, but teams can stop you doing that, as we found. Barnsley stopped us doing what we wanted and you have to think on your feet and it took us a little bit of time to find the solutions that Barnsley presented.

“In the end we managed to score a couple of goals and won the game, but it was a bit of a slog.”

Mowbray has identified qualities within the Millwall side, particularly in midfield, and also acknowledges their threat from set plays.

It is their defensive statistics that are particularly impressive, conceding just three goals in seven away games. And Mowbray says his players will need to be prepared for a different challenge than the one they faced on Saturday.

“They play differently from Barnsley,” he said.

“We’ve broken that game down in depth and it was a good learning curve for us. There’s a lot of things to learn from it, the positive was that we managed to come away with three points from a game that was a real learning experience.

“The football intelligence in our squad has to get better as we move forward to win all types of games against deep blocks, high pressing teams, we have to keep finding the answers.

“Before kick-off you don’t always know what their tactics are going to be, whether they’re coming for you or sit off.

“You have to play the game that’s in front of you and the key for our team is to assess very quickly what’s needed.”