Richie Wellens believes Rovers will come up against serious promotion contenders when they face Rotherham United this weekend.
Wellens’ side travel to the AESSEAL New York Stadium for their second South Yorkshire derby of the season.
On the threat posed by the Millers:
“They are a team that have done well in this division in recent seasons, they know how to deal with the demands of the league.
“I played with Paul Warne and he was a very fit lad, so we know Rotherham will have players who will keep going for 90 minutes.
“There are some big clubs in this division but anyone that finishes above Rotherham will get promoted, I’ve no doubt about that.”
On the confidence levels within the squad:
“Usually when you’ve not had a great start, confidence can dip but there are plenty of players doing well at the minute.
“It’s just the results not matching the performances for us, but we have individuals in really good form.
“Our start if we look at it has been tough, we’ve had a couple of promotion contenders and a really difficult game at Accrington.
“When I look at the progress we’ve made since Wimbledon I’m happy, and there is a lot more to come."
On international call-ups for Pontus Dahlberg, Ethan Galbraith and Tiago Cukur:
“The lads that have come in have done great, part of the selling point was that we could offer them an environment to progress.
“Within a few weeks of being here we’ve had three lads called up which cements the work we’re doing.”