Elliott Ward believes this evening's match against Coventry City gives the team the opportunity to get Saturday's disappointing display out of their system.
Rovers suffered an opening day loss at the hands of Southend United at the weekend, but the defender feels tonight's cup game allows them the chance to get back to winning ways.
"I think it helps everyone," said Ward.
"We are going to Coventry to win, and if we can do that then everyone will be happy and moving on to the next one with a win under our belt.
"We have to start that winning mentality now. We have to just go there and play our game, get the win, and look ahead to Saturday.
"That is the whole theme of this week, we need to get the win and get going."
Ward went from West Ham United to Coventry City for £1m in the summer of 2006 and would go on to make over 120 appearances for the Sky Blues during a four-year spell.
"It was a good decision at the time, I wanted to play more football," he added.
"It was a big thing all round. Moving away, wanting to play games, that was the biggest thing for me.
"It is a good club and it is a shame that they have fallen to League Two.
"I did enjoy my time there but at times it was difficult, I hoped we would have done better as a squad. We didn't achieve as much as we should."
Tickets for tonight's match go off sale at Ewood at 11.30am. Prices are Adults £12, Seniors 60+ £8, 18-21 £8 and Under 18 £1.
They will be available on the turnstiles at the Ricoh Arena, with prices rising by £1.
Going on the official away travel? Why not enjoy some lunch in Blues beforehand! We're open this Tuesday from 12 noon - 3.30pm with food served until 3pm.