Tony Mowbray says Rovers won’t be alone in thinking ‘this is our year’ as the Championship table shows just four points separating the top 10 teams.

Rovers have put together a six match unbeaten run, taking 14 points from a possible 18, to move into top six contention ahead of a run of three fixtures against teams currently above them in the standings.

They travel to Brentford tomorrow, before Bristol City next Wednesday and then welcome current leaders Norwich to Ewood Park on December 12, a week that will likely test their promotion credentials.

Top two Norwich and Bournemouth taking one point from their last two matches has enabled those below them to bunch up in their pursuit. And Mowbray doesn’t see that changing as the season unfolds.

“The games keep coming and that’s why you can’t select any result and how they will go,” he said.

“And that’s why you’ve got the closeness, four points separating the top 10, I do envisage that going a long way.

“A lot of teams will believe this can be their year and we’re one of them.

“If we can keep our best players fit and keep believing in what we’re doing we’ll see where this season takes us.”

Rovers won for a third successive game against Millwall in midweek, the first time they have done that in 12 months.

They head to face a Brentford side who are expected to be among those challenging for promotion until the end, having missed out in the play-off final last season.

Rovers are looking to put together a more sustained challenge this time around, but have closed the gap to the play-off spots from seven points to just two in the space of their three-game winning run.

“Although we’ve had a good run, the table is still very tight. We’re still ninth, yet we’re four points off the top of the league,” Mowbray added.

“I think because it’s so tight this season everybody will think they’ve got a chance because of how stretched each squad will be, as ours is.

“We’ve missed some big players over the past few weeks and the strength of the squad has been key in us picking up the results we have been getting.

“We just have to look forward to the weekend, because going to Brentford is always a challenge.

“We’ve had some pretty good games against them over the past few years, to be honest, so we’ll just concentrate on what we’re doing, try and pick the right team from those available and go and have a go.”