Tony Mowbray believes Rovers’ win over Wigan Athletic will bring a sense of calm after a post-January slump.

Rovers had gone seven without a win before the 3-0 home victory over the Latics, which was also a first clean sheet since the January 26 success over Hull City.

A wait for a home goal ended after 332 minutes when Danny Graham tucked home a penalty just before the break. He doubled his tally in the second half, before Bradley Dack rounded off the scoring late on.

Rovers had slumped to 17th having lost six of their previous seven matches, but halted that run with a comfortable victory ove Wigan.

And Mowbray said: “I’m delighted for the team, for the fans, and that brings a bit of calm after the last few weeks.

“You could feel it in the dressing room. We’ve talked about defensively it not been good enough.

“Defenders have to defend, they have to get their body shape right, attack the ball and they are the basics of football. We have been trying to focus on it.

“I’m delighted with the clean sheet. Let’s put a bit of calm around the place and focus on the positives.

“Let’s go to Sheffield Wednesday and try and find a performance and enjoy this international break.”

Under-23s captain Tyler Magloire was handed his first team debut as part of a three man backline, with Rovers without Charlie Mulgrew, Darragh Lenihan and Jack Rodwell.

They lost Amari’i Bell to injury in the first half, but battled hard for a clean sheet, as they moved to 47 points with the victory.

“I think we were slightly nervous early on. Wigan will have been hurting from their last two results,” Mowbray added.

“I was happy with the resilience of the team. I sensed they were quiet before the game, there was a nervousness about it, which is sometimes a good thing. It showed me their focus and concentration was right at it.

“We spoke about the reverse fixture and how we got bullied a little bit. The team were ready for this game. We had a few problems with the centre halves all missing.

“I’m delighted for Tyler. It shows the quality of our dressing room, everyone gave him a standing ovation. He’s been with the club since he was nine years old and to make his debut in a 3-0 win and a clean sheet, it’s great for the boy.”    

Graham moved to 51 goals for the club with his two strikes, while Dack scored his 15th of the season with a close range finish.

Mowbray added: “I thought the big players stood up. We were toying with giving Danny Graham a break in this middle game but the right decision was made.

“Bradley got his goal and I’m delighted for him, I thought Bennett was amazing the way he’s able to able to play on the right and the left, he’ll play anywhere, but he sets the tone of what’s expected.

“I’m happy with the points total, let’s win another game or two, and like Tyler, there are one or two more who I would like to give a game to and drop them in to the team and see how they got on.”