Tony Mowbray says Rovers cannot allow free-scoring Fulham to have things their own way as he looks to strike the right balance in a bid to topple the promotion-chasers.

Fulham arrive at Ewood having won 10 of their 15 games, scoring 36 goals in the process, half of them from prolific striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Rovers’ task isn’t insurmountable though, Fulham having lost three times, and they are yet to win any match in which they have scored two goals or fewer.

Mowbray’s side, who could be without first-team regulars Ryan Nyambe, Daniel Ayala, Harry Pickering and Sam Gallagher, have picked up back-to-back wins themselves and have tasted defeat at home only once in their last 10 matches.

They have also been among the goals themselves, scoring at least twice in six of their seven home games and 28 in their last 10 Ewood fixtures.

“When you play against quality teams you have to be careful of them coming to your pitch and letting them just do what they want and play too deep and let them have the ball,” Mowbray said of the approach.

“I’m sure they’ve watched us and won’t expect us to let them just totally dominate the football match, yet the danger is we’re too positive and they play through it and they get their top scoring striker into the box because they have played through our strikers and our midfield players and the front press.

“There’s the danger. The conundrum for us is how hard we press, or do we sit and try and stop the top scorer in the league and have lots of bodies around him. Hopefully we get the balance right.

“We’ll try and be positive at home as always, high quality can push you back and you have to work hard and we have to try and score on transition and we’ll see how the game unfolds.”

Fulham trail unbeaten league leaders Bournemouth by five points and were beaten 4-1 by Coventry City on their travels last month.

They have since responded with four successive wins, with 13 goals scored and only one conceded, but Mowbray doesn’t see Rovers’ task as insurmountable.

“Fulham have been up and down, it’s not as if they’re invincible,” he added.

“They have lost football matches this year, so it gives you a mindset that you know if you play well and at the maximum we can get something from them.

“They’re second in the league but they are beatable, as Coventry showed, yet the next away game they went and beat Nottingham Forest 4-0.”