Tony Mowbray is disappointed there won’t be the army of Rovers fans in the away end at Hull City there would have been on Boxing Day.

Tonight’s game has been re-scheduled having been called off only two hours ahead of kick off on December 26.

Close to 3,000 Rovers fans were due at the MKM Stadium then, but while the travelling support will be less tonight due to the midweek date and being shown live on Sky Sports, Mowbray says the aim of sending them away happy remains the same.

The Rovers boss has felt a connection between the fans and players, but also an expectation that is growing with a 10-game unbeaten run.

“I feel in the stadium in the home games an excitement from the supporters,” he said.

“The team are fighting hard for every point and hopefully we can find a performance away from home at Hull that the travelling support can get behind and enjoy.

“There will have been a lot of people going on Boxing Day, this is a televised game on a Wednesday night with work the next morning and a good three hour drive, it’s not an easy one for them.”

Rovers have an excellent recent record against the Tigers who come into the game on the back of three successive league defeats.

But Mowbray warned: “They went through December and won four on the bounce so are more than capable of winning games in this league.

“At this moment they have found it difficult, they’ll be looking for a reaction after Stoke.

“We have to go and try and be as professional and play with the intensity we know we can and be as resolute and hope when the chances come along we can take a percentage of them and give ourselves a chance of winning the game.

“Every team in this league is dangerous, every team can beat you and we’ll have to look after ourselves.”