Rovers’ trip to Blackpool has proven to be the hottest ticket in town with Tony Mowbray focusing his players on getting it right on the pitch to give the travelling 3,000 fans something to cheer.

Defeat at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night was only a second in the opening 10 games, and first on their travels, where a sizeable following of 1,369 were fully behind their side.

The initial allocation of 2,000, and then second round of 1,000 tickets, were snapped up by supporters for what is a first league meeting between the sides in three years at Blackpool.

Blackpool have adjusted to life well in the Championship after a slow start, but Mowbray knows such a strong travelling contingent will bring a level of expectation as Rovers bid to head into the international break on a winning note.

“I try to keep that all away from myself and the players as much as I can. Lesley (Fielding) who looks after the players is snowed under with requests, we could probably had double the amount of tickets for this game,” Mowbray said.

“There will be a big following, the players will have to try and apply their talents and make sure we give ourselves the best chance to get a positive result.

“We’ll take a lot of support, it will be an away day for the fans, Blackburn Rovers going to Blackpool there will be a lot of expectation and yet as I say they’ve grown into the league, they’re doing pretty well. They’re not the whipping boys that everyone turns up to beat.

“It’s a tough game. We will apply ourselves, bring our energy and style to the game and hopefully get three points if we can.”

Blackpool have lost just one of their last five matches, and have picked up 12 points from their opening 10 games, after winning promotion from League One.

Mowbray is a fan of opposite number Neil Critchley, and that leaves him under no illusions the difficulty of the task at hand.

He added: “I like the coach, he’s a football person who’s had a fantastic upbringing in football with Liverpool and the education of working and developing players.

“I look at their squad, they’re not household names but they’re a solid football team. They beat Fulham who seem to be the team that can dominate in this league at the moment.

“It’s the next game for us. I don’t see any game being any game is less difficult or easier than the previous one.

“Blackpool away is a tough football match against a team who have proven they can get results, proven how hard they are to play against and how dangerous they can be.”