JASON Steele has put Blackburn Rovers’ improving displays down to the fact they are now playing as a team and not individuals.

Rovers remain winless at the bottom of the Championship going into tomorrow’s trip to fellow strugglers Leeds United after drawing 1-1 at high-flying QPR on Saturday.

But for the third successive league match they produced a performance they felt warranted more.

Steele delivered a brutally honest assessment after the 3-0 defeat at Wigan Athletic in the second game of the campaign in which he admitted Rovers were not working hard enough for the cause.

But since then Owen Coyle has continued to revamp his squad and Steele believes they are beginning to see the benefits of that.

The Rovers goalkeeper, who made two superb saves at QPR, said: “I can see it in front of me that we’ve got a group of lads out there who know what their roles are and know what their jobs are.

“They’re organised, fully concentrated, and I think that’s half the battle at this level.

“You’ve got to have quality players in your team but it’s about making sure we are a team and not individuals – and I think we got a little bit away from that at the start of the season.

“Credit to the gaffer, he’s brought some top quality players in and we’re looking strong. The new players have given the place a right lift.

“But while we’ve done well in the last few games there’s no point doing that if we go to Elland Road on Tuesday and drop back into bad habits.

“We’ve got to keep going because I think we’re seeing good signs at the minute.”

Rovers fell behind to another wonder-strike on Saturday as Tjaronn Chery curled a harshly awarded free kick in off the bar.

But Coyle’s side picked up their second point of the season thanks to striker Sam Gallagher’s second goal for the club since signing on loan from Southampton.

And Steele said: “It’s a good point but, maybe with a little bounce of the ball here and there, we’d have taken all three.

“It’s a bit annoying at the minute. We’re doing well defensively but we’re getting beaten by some decent strikes.

“People can’t keep doing that every week to us so as long as we keep on nullifying teams’ chances, and stay as solid as we what we have been in the last two games, we will be okay.

“I think things are hopefully starting to turn for us.”

Full-back Adam Henley and winger Elliott Bennett, having returned to full training following hamstring injuries, will line up for Rovers Under-23s in their Premier League 2 clash with Norwich City at Ewood Park tonight (7pm).

Entrance is free for season ticket holders on production of their season ticket card. General admission prices are £3 for adults and £1 for concessions. The Jack Walker Stand lower tier will be open.

Meanwhile, Rovers’ Lancashire FA Senior Cup second-round tie at home to Oldham Athletic will be played at the County Ground, Leyland on Tuesday, November 15 (7pm).