John Eustace insists Blackburn Rovers' season won't be defined in the next 10 days despite a crucial run of fixtures.

Rovers start a big tripleheader of games in South Wales against Swansea City, who sit level on points and with the same goal difference as Eustace's side. Only goals scored have Rovers ahead in the table.

They then host Millwall on Tuesday night, a side below them and trying to avoid relegation too. Then Plymouth Argyle visit, who are a point and place directly above Rovers and within catching distance.

Many supporters have pointed to this run as a pivotal spell in Rovers' quest to stay in the Championship. Although five teams are between the team and the drop zone, it's only four points difference.

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However, Eustace is confident that Rovers' fate won't be determined by the next three results and is taking each game as it comes in the final dozen of the league campaign.

"I think we have to keep each game as it comes, Saturday is as important as any other," Eustace said.

"It's important we go to Swansea and we are competitive then we'll worry about the other games coming up.

"There are 12 games to go, every game is vitally important. The most important thing is getting to 50 points as quickly as we can.

"It's very important that nobody gets carried away over what happens in the next two weeks, three weeks, it's over the course of the next 10 or 11 weeks."

After the highs of Tuesday night, albeit a penalty defeat to Newcastle, Eustace again urged for patience at the club.

The head coach admitted there will be more good moments and lows too but remaining level-headed will be crucial in their quest for survival.

"In the Championship it is relentless, you have to have that togetherness," Eustace said.

"When you play Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, you have to have a squad that is together. It's about the group, not individuals, it's about the supporters.

"It's about the whole club heading in the right direction. Since I have been at the club, we've certainly had that, the fans have been magnificent, the effort of the players has been very good.

"There will be good moments and difficult moments. Until now, we've done well as a group. If we have difficult moments, there is no problem, it's the Championship.

"We learn from our mistakes and from each game. The Championship is relentless and it's important you don't get too high or too low, you have to stay level-headed, working hard and you'll get your results in the end.

"That togetherness and belief comes through in tough moments. We've shown that as a group."