Darren Ferguson reckons his Rovers side canstill improve despite sitting four points clear at the top of the Sky Bet League Two table.
Rovers head to The Hive full of confidence on Saturday, but Ferguson insists occupying top spot in January counts for nothing if the standards are not maintained for the rest of the campaign.
He said: “We have managed to be the most consistent team after 25 games, but that means nothing. It’s the next 21 we need to be the most consistent, and if we do the end result will take care of itself.
“For me the message to the players is they need to keep the level they are at and get better. We need more clean sheets and to control games better.”
The festive period was a successful one for Rovers, with only two points dropped from five games going back to the 1-0 win over Grimsby Town.
Ferguson added: “We’ve had very good performances, but I’ve been pleased with the different ways we’ve won.
“I’ve been delighted with the players, but do feel we can get better – and the players know that.
“I’ve got to make sure I keep driving them on and get improvement. Up to now they’ve done pretty much everything I’ve asked.”