Jon Dahl Tomasson says the Rovers squad will “keep on dreaming” despite the challenges they have faced this season.

Tomasson’s side are up to 10th in the Championship table, three points off the play-off places, following their 3-0 victory at Stoke City over the weekend.

Rovers have now won four successive league games on the road and are building momentum ahead of a busy December period.

It wasn’t an easy summer for Tomasson and company, who did their best to strengthen the squad despite budget restrictions caused by changes to tax laws in India. Only two players arrived for transfer fees, those being Leo Wahlstedt and Semir Telalovic.

The Rovers boss is pleased with the spirit his players have shown but insists they will keep taking things one game at a time.

“We just try to perform the best we can,” he said. “We know we are a young squad and sometimes we are lacking experience in that part of the game – against Preston, for example.

“Our CEO, Steve Waggott, I think it was very mature for him to say that first of all, the aim is to stay in the league and develop players after the cutting of the budget.

“We are allowed to dream, of course. We will always keep on dreaming - players will dream and our fans will dream about something bigger. It is about focusing on the performances.”

The victory at Stoke was an impressive response to the late heartbreak against Lancashire rivals Preston North End prior to the international break.

Tomasson says the break gave his squad chance to “recharge” and hopes they can kick on in the coming weeks.

“You can hear how happy our fans were at the end, I think it says everything,” the boss continued.

“We needed that break after the Preston game. We were disappointed, of course, that we lost the game. We needed to recharge the heads and recharge the bodies.

“Our selections were quite stretched, but we came back with a good attitude and good energy. We trained well and everybody was up to speed.”

Rovers’ lack of a ruthless streak in the final third has proved costly at times this season, and Tomasson was delighted to see his side score three goals against the Potters.

He hopes they can continue to be clinical in front of goal ahead of Wednesday night’s clash with Birmingham City at Ewood Park (7.45pm).

“If you look at all of our performances this season, we could have probably won every game,” Tomasson stated. “We are probably the team who creates the most chances in the league.

“Coming into the right areas, passing into the last 20 metres from goal, there are not a lot of clubs who are creating as many chances as we are. We took them really well (at Stoke) and still missed a couple!”