Cliff Byrne feels the nature of Rovers’ performance against Wigan Athletic demonstrates the level of confidence the squad currently possesses.
Rovers took the game to the Sky Bet League One side in the second half, where they got on level terms through an Owen Bailey header after Charlie Wyke gave Wigan the lead.
And Rovers went on to triumph 4-2 on penalties to reach the last eight of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy, with a trip to Bradford City to come in late January.
“The group is quite confident,” Byrne said. “I won’t come away from the fact that when you’re not winning games, it can be ebbed away.
“But in major terms, the group is confident within itself and what it’s capable of doing. I think you see that in the level of performance.
“If it was a team without confidence, I don’t think you see them going to take the risks or the style of play they showed on the evening. Results help that and it helps improve the momentum.
“You’ve heard me echo that we’re always driving performance levels. We’ve got full belief in the group that if performance levels remain consistent for a good length of time then results will follow.
“We’re not getting carried away with anything this evening but it’s another good performance for large parts of the game.”
Before visiting the Bantams in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy, Rovers have another trip to the University of Bradford Stadium on January 20.
Billy Waters and Matthew Craig will both be available after being ineligible for the Wigan fixture.