Tony Mowbray believes Rovers will win enough points to avoid getting embroiled in any relegation scrap in the remaining seven games.

However, Mowbray concedes those points need to come sooner rather than later as having taken just seven from the last 13 matches, they need to arrest a slide any further down the table with still seven games of what's becoming an increasingly disappointing season left to play.

They have been in 15th for some time, but Derby County in 19th are just three points behind them as sides at the wrong end of the table start to pick up some momentum.

Rovers are no strangers themselves to that, having picked up 22 points in their final 15 games of the 2016/17 campaign when trying to avoid relegation, and they still have four of the bottom seven to play.

Asked if was worried about getting dragged into an unnecessary scrap for points, Mowbray said: “Any team, you have to win football matches, we know that.

“In my mind, we’ve got seven games to go, we’ll win enough football matches not to get concerned.

“Of course, the sooner you do that the better.”

A failure to find the back of the net has continued to blight Rovers, with just seven points from their last 13 matches, and 12 goals in their most recent 17 games.

It has been a miserable run of form for Rovers who have had no shortage of the ball, but a lack of ruthlessness at both ends of the pitch has been picked out by Mowbray as a cause for concern.

They managed just two shots on target against Wycombe, their best opportunities seeing Tom Trybull and Bradley Johnson fail to find the net with free headers from set plays.

“At the end of the day, football is about being ruthless in both boxes. It’s an old adage in football that managers can roll out, but ultimately, if you’re not ruthless in both boxes, you can lose matches as we’ve done,” Mowbray said.

“We need to be more clinical when attacking and ruthless when the half-chances come along, and we have to force them into their net.

“At the other end, you have to put your body on the line more and fight for the points.

“Over the course of all the tight games you get in a season, ruthlessness in both boxes might be the fine detail and the difference between us winning and dropping points, that we’ve been missing.”