For Rovers the focus can only be on trying to win the next game, according to Tony Mowbray.

They head to Cardiff City having won just one of their last 14 matches since January, including their two Easter fixtures against Wycombe Wanderers and Bournemouth.

That run has seen Rovers slip to 17th in the table ahead of the remaining six fixtures, five of which come against sides below them in the standings.

Before then comes to a trip to eight-placed Cardiff City, with only one win against sides above the Bluebirds.

Mowbray is urging calm amid the poor run, and said: “In terms of the table, we just have to focus on winning the next football match.

“We’ve been saying that for a few weeks because you can’t go this long without winning games, because you obviously need points.

“I’m not overly concerned to the point where you don’t want to transmit nervousness to the team, because we can only take things game-by-game.

“We need to focus on the next game and see how we do at Cardiff City before we host Derby County, the week after that.

“We’ve got games that we have to make sure we’re right up for and compete in.”

The latest defeat came against Bournemouth at Ewood Park, the visitors scoring with both of their shots on target, while Adam Armstrong's failure from the penalty spot saw Rovers fail to score once again.

Mowbray feels his side are competing well butlacking a ruthlessness to their play that has seen them struggle to find the back of the net.

He told the club website: “We competed I believe but, we came up against a recently-relegated team who have lots of very expensive and highly paid players.

“You have to compete against them in this division, and I thought we generally did that. I think the 2-0 scoreline is very harsh on our team, but we have to take it on the chin.”