TONY Mowbray insists there is still lots to build on for his side as they put together back-to-back wins for the first time since January.

Danny Graham's 150th career goal capped off a fine 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest as Joe Rothwell opened the scoring with a delicious strike, before Ryan Yates halved the deficit to make things nervy for Rovers.

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"It was obviously a tough game; they’ve got a great atmosphere and we’ve come here at a big stadium with big expectation," said Mowbray.

"Martin and Roy drive this team hard; we knew it was going to be a tough game.

"Everyone’s happy in the dressing room – you win the football match and you get three points, but it could have been better management of the game.

"When you get 2-0 up and you practically give them a goal straight away, it could have made it edgy and it did really – we were hanging on at the end."

Bradley Dack and Joe Rothwell could've secured the three points as they went through on goal, but Costel Pantilimon pulled off some fine saves.

"Bradley went through one-on-one and the keeper made a good save, Joe Rothwell went through one-on-one and the keeper made a good save. It could have been finished," added the Rovers boss.

"We’ll take the points and move on to next week, we have to finish the season as strongly as we can.

"We accumulated 38 points and if we’d have carried on in that vein, we’d have been close to 70 points and probably in the play-offs.

"With our central defence disintegrating in front of us with Lenihan’s injury for eight weeks, too many soft goals, no one really attacking the aerial stuff and defending like we did today.

"But, there’s plenty to build on and we’re looking to strengthen in the summer. We’ll finish the season strong."

Mowbray wanted his side to finish the game off better, but is happy to come away from the City Ground with the three points.

"Recently we’ve caved in and let in some goals, but today that wasn’t the case. I’m happy enough and yet I wanted the team to function better and try to finish it off," he said.

"This is Nottingham Forest – they’re a huge club with a huge fan base, they create good atmospheres and we had to try and dampen that. "We had to dig in late on. Like I said, Rothwell, Armstrong, Dack and Graham had chances when we were breaking away. I’m just happy to take the points."