After ten games into the season Tony Mowbray believes Rovers are starting to show the sort of form that is required of them.
The 1-0 win over Gillingham saw Rovers move up to sixth in the table with 19 points, just shy of the two per game that he believes will ensure a successful season.
Saturday's victory was also their sixth triumph in their last eight outings, and with four of their next six games coming at Ewood Park, there's a real opportunity to continue to pick up a healthy haul of points and close in on the teams above them.
"I think it is the least of what we would have hoped or expected," said the boss on reaching this stage of the season.
"Nobody should be shouting from the rooftops, we need to be at the top end of the table.
"I know we are a game behind, and we had a pretty poor start losing our first couple of games, so take those games out of it and I know we'd be there or there abouts over the last six or seven games as we've won quite a few.
"So we have to just keep going, keep trying to grind them out, hopefully win games where all the chances go in and we feel as if we can really beat teams heavily.
"But there are going to be games where we have to grind them out and we managed to do that against Gillingham."
Rovers are back in action at Ewood this Tuesday night when they entertain Bury in the second group match of the Checkatrade Trophy.
Advance prices are £5 for adults, £2.50 for concessions (65+ and ages 12-17) and free for juniors, when accompanied by a paying adult, up until 6pm on the day of the game.
Thereafter, matchday prices are £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and £2.50 for juniors.
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