Harrison Reed feels Rovers owe rivals Preston and Wigan one ahead of their home derby double-header.

Rovers were beaten 4-1 by North End and 3-1 by the Latics in the space of four days in November.

They have a chance at Ewood Park to try and put that right, as well as end a run of six games without a win which have seen Tony Mowbray’s side slip to 17th in the table.

And Reed says Rovers have re-analysed both of those defeats and are ready to put what they have learned on to the pitch.

“We have two big games coming up and we owe them both one,” said the Southampton loanee.

“The manager said to us this week we have to be right up for it and give a performance for the fans.

“We found it tough, for whatever reason, but we have analysed those games and what we struggled with and we will look to impose ourselves on them.”

Reed will hope to come back in to the side after being dropped to the bench for last weekend’s defeat at Rotherham.

A fifth loss in six has stunted the Rovers momentum built up during their four wins in January, something Reed revealed had been discussed among the players.

“It has been spoken about in the dressing room after Rotherham that we can’t let this season fizzle out,” he added.

“It’s been a positive season up until the last few games and we can’t let it fizzle out.

 “The manager gives us the confidence to speak as players and confidence for us to speak to him.

“He plays his part and he wants us as players to speak out and that’s a great thing to have.”

Rovers may have lost their last two home matches, to Middlesbrough and Bristol City, but their best results this season have come at Ewood Park.

And the 24-year-old Reed is hoping being back on home soil and in front of an expected big crowd, can inspire them to victory against their Lancashire neighbours.

He said: “The atmosphere has been brilliant and the fans get right behind us. Hopefully that can inspire us to a win.

“We know what it means to the fans and for the bragging rights around here, so as players we need to go out and put a performance in for the fans and the manager has spoken to us about that.”