Gary Bowyer was pleased to see his patched up side claim a rare clean sheet in Tuesday night's 2-0 win over Millwall.
Already without a host of central defenders through injury, Rovers then lost captain Matt Kilgallon to a knock midway through the first half at Ewood Park.
That meant Darragh Lenihan, normally a defensive midfielder, was handed his debut at centre half, but he and the rest of the back four more than played their part to claim the win and the clean sheet.
"Matt Kilgallon came off with a little bit of a thigh problem so that is a disappointment," Bowyer told Radio Rovers after the game. "But it presented Darragh with his opportunity.
"No disrespect, but to get a clean sheet with that back four - we've only had Markus Olsson playing in his natural position - was a terrific effort.
"We've not had enough clean sheets this season. When you've got the firepower that we have it is important to keep the clean sheets.
"I'm delighted for Jason Steele coming back in and I thought he made one or two decent saves."