Andrew Moran is confident Rovers have what it takes to go on another good run – but isn’t paying any attention to the league table at this stage.

Rovers had won four of their last five league matches prior to their late defeat against Preston North End last week.

The Championship table is looking tight, as usual, with only six points separating the play-off places and 16th-place Norwich.

Moran is eager to keep getting points on the board and knows how quickly things can change in the second tier if teams can build momentum.

“I don’t think you can get too drawn into the table positions," said the Brighton loanee. “You can shoot right up there if you can put a couple of wins together and that is what we are focusing on.

“We have our targets. We know what we want to achieve and you look at the table when you get towards the business end of the season.

“For now, I think it is a case of taking each game as it comes and trying to win each one.

“We have a good style of play, a good manager and a good team here. We see no reason why we can’t be challenging.

“I thought we were always doing the right things and getting in the right areas at the start of the season, and I think it would have been a problem if we weren’t getting in those areas.

“It was always going to come, it was about being clinical and I think we have really added that recently. The performances were always there and we were confident it was going to come.”

Moran could win his first Republic of Ireland cap tonight when Stephen Kenny’s side take on the Netherlands.

The youngster has captained his country at Under-21 level and was promoted to the senior squad following injuries to the likes of Will Smallbone and Chiedozie Ogbene.

Under-21 boss Jim Crawford told the Irish press: "It's a little bit of mixed feelings but ultimately it's about the player. I'm delighted for Andy.

"He's been exceptional in the games he's played for Blackburn and we always sort of knew that it wouldn't be too long before he gets that senior call-up.

"But I think when he's in camp, which at the start when you're piecing together your game plan, obviously Andy would be central to that.

"But he's got the call-up and we were made aware that there were a number of players in the senior team who had some issues and were waiting on scan results."