Bradley Dack revealed there is a friendly rivalry with Danny Graham to be top scorer as he celebrated a ‘brilliant’ away win.

The pair both scored in the 2-1 win at QPR as Rovers recorded a third successive victory to move up a place to 14th in the Championship table.

Graham put Rovers ahead from the penalty spot before Dack scored 30 seconds in to the second half with the pair now on 16 and 17 respectively.

Dack pipped Graham to the honour last season, netting 18 to the striker’s 17, and said: “We have a laugh about it.

“Danny managed to get level with me and he was level for about 20 minutes.

“It doesn’t matter who scores though as long as the team wins.

“Danny was always going to be on the penalties when Charlie (Mulgrew) isn’t playing.

“The ‘keeper almost saved it, I was running in that side and thought I might have got a tap-in. It was nice to see it go in.

“The goals came at good times. With all the pressure we had in the first half hour you want to score when you’re on top, so it was good to get that.

“To come out and start the second half how we did, and get that two goal cushion, was really good.”

Dack doubled Rovers’ advantage with a close range finish after his initial header from Adam Armstrong’s cross had been saved.

It was no less than they, and Dack, deserved as he timed his run to perfection.

The 25-year-old now has 34 goals in 77 starts for the club, 14 in the Championship in what is his first season at this level.

He added: “I was really happy with the goal on a personal note, I wasn’t sure how I missed with the header, it was a good save, but nice to find the back of the net.

“It has come natural to me since I was young, timing my runs in to the box, and when you have the quality of Armstrong and Joe Rothwell either side you know nine times out of 10 they’re going to put in a decent delivery.

“I got in between the two centre halves, Armstrong has managed to put it on a plate for me, and I managed to put it away.

“It’s something I’ve built my game on, goals and assists, not getting involved in too much of the play on the halfway line, but getting in the box and you know you’re going to get chances and thankfully I’ve managed to take them.”

Rovers had taken just four points from a possible 33 before chalking up nine from their next three matches and head in to Monday’s game with already relegated Bolton full of confidence.

“We’ve been brilliant the last few weeks, it’s been a long time coming,” Dack said.

“Look, we had a bad run, everyone knows that, but we’ve shown the character of this team to come out of it and hopefully end the season on a high.

“We’ll be confident going in to any game on the back of three wins.”

Dack enjoyed himself in a free role behind Graham as he linked up well with the lively pair of Armstrong and Rothwell either side of them.

Manager Tony Mowbray is working hard on a different style of play with the players in training, as Dack explained: “It’s something we’ve been working on in training the last couple of weeks.

“Getting Armstrong wide and using his pace against the full back, Rothwell coming inside a bit more and linking up with me and Danny a bit more.

“It’s worked well the last three games and long may that continue.

“We have to look to build for next season and hopefully we can carry on this form in to the start of next season.

“We’re playing really well at the minute, everyone knows their jobs and we’re enjoying it.”