Elliott Bennett’s name has appeared in 20 consecutive Rovers starting line-ups and almost in as many positions.

He maintains he will happily play anywhere for the club, and boss Tony Mowbray, but understands why decisions are questioned when results take a turn for the worse.

The 30-year-old has taken on the responsibility of captaining the side in the absence of Charlie Mulgrew, and says results, rather than personal form, matter most to him.

He has started each of the last two games at right back, but has recently operated in central midfield, a role behind Danny Graham, as well as his most natural role in the wing.

Asked about playing in so many positions, sometimes more than one in a game, Bennett said: “I love playing football for this club.

“We have a great squad of players here and ultimately the manager is employed by the club to select the team.

“Sometimes people might say ‘why is he playing there when there’s people more specialised in one position?’

“All I can say is that I love playing football for this club and would play in any position for this manager willingly and with an open mind.

“I might not be the best player every week but I’ll always leave everything out there and it’s an honour to be asked to play most of the games whatever the position.

“As for adapting to the position, it’s not something that’s natural to anyone to play different positions but I try and get my mindset right in to whatever position the manager asks whether that’s in an attacking position or defensive position.”

Bennett’s selection in the team had come in for criticism from some supporters during Rovers’ run of one win in 11 matches, buthe said: “When the team is not doing well it’s heightened really. There’s a disappointment from everyone inside and outside the football club.

“Individuals get questioned, but for me, I try and stay positive. If the manager asks me to play in any position then I will do it happily.

“If that means that I don’t have a good game but the team wins then I’m not too bothered. I want to win as much as anyone.

“When we’ve been on the bad run that we’ve been on then people will question people playing in different positions.

“The manager’s job is to pick the team and I’m happy that when he picks me in what position that is.”

Rovers head to QPR tomorrow looking to follow up last weekend’s win at Nottingham Forest.

That was only a second victory on the road since October, and Bennett said: “It was a rare win away from home. I think we’ve had some good performance for one half, or 60 minutes, in some away games but not picked up any points.

“It’s something we’ve got to address and learn from. It was fantastic to go away to Forest and pick up a win.

“We have won the last two games now, after a bad run, and it was really nice to get an away win after a good home win.”