Rovers boss Tony Mowbray is looking to bring a sense of calm and felt his players showed their usual fight in the victory over Sheffield United.

The club record home defeat to Fulham last Wednesday was a dark night for Rovers who shipped seven goals without reply, but the players gave the perfect response with the 3-1 victory over the Blades with their best performance of the season to date.

That win moved Rovers up to seventh, with three wins in their last four matches following a run of one point out of 12.

For Mowbray, he won’t be getting too high or low with results, believing his side are giving him everything.

He said: “We know how tough this league is, I don’t live in a world where we’re terrible when we get beat and we’re brilliant when we win.

“We just prepare for each game and give it our best.

“I think the performance level has been good, there’s not been many times this season when I’ve been disappointed with them, win, lose or draw.

“I know where this team is and how hard they are working for each other and we have to keep each other positive.”

Victory over the Blades sent Rovers into the international break on 26 points, with seven victories, five of which have come from their nine home matches.

Their season has been built around strong form at Ewood, with eight wins in 13 matches dating back to last season, with the Fulham result, in the manager’s eye, a real one off.

He felt his side were back to what he expects from them against the Blades where they had to respond to going a goal down inside 90 seconds.

“I looked at the fixtures coming up and those two fixtures were always going to be tough,” he said of the back-to-back Ewood fixtures against recently-relegated sides.

“Against Fulham we lost an early goal, went down to 10 game and the game ran away with us, it can happen.

“We have to put it behind us, put it in the bin, that was our team against Sheffield United, they fight and they scrap and they care for the club.”