Tony Mowbray has dismissed claims that Barnsley will have nothing to play for when the two sides meet at Ewood Park this Saturday.
A strong showing in their first season back in the Championship has seen the Tykes comfortably in mid-table with a month of the campaign remaining.
The Rovers boss has watched Barnsley in recent weeks, and despite them being without a win in their last eight outings, he believes they'll put in a strong display against his side.
"If you'd have watched them play in the 1-1 draw against Sheffield Wednesday you wouldn't have thought they had nothing to play for," said Mowbray.
"It was all out attack in the last ten minutes when they needed a goal at 1-0 down. I know it was a local derby and it meant a lot to their players.
"So we shouldn't expect anything other than a wholehearted performance from Barnsley. They have found victories hard to come by themselves over the last six or seven games and yet they are still 0-0, 1-1, with a couple of 2-1 defeats on the road.
"So it will be a tough game but one that we have to embrace, look forward to, and believe that we are going to get three points."
Tickets for Saturday's match against Barnsley are on open sale priced from £18 for Adults, £12 for Seniors and 18-21 year-olds, from £7 for Juniors aged 17 and under.
Why not save on the matchday queues and book online at www.eticketing.co.uk/onerovers and collect from the Roverstore collection point in advance of the 3.00pm kick-off.