Tony Mowbray believes any team will struggle to cope with Rovers - but only if his team apply themselves in the right way.
Never one to look too far forward, the boss insists all the focus is on Oldham and Oldham alone ahead of the Latics' visit to Ewood Park this weekend.
And he adds that his side needs to keep pushing and striving for improvement for the remaining 16 games of the League One campaign.
“A marathon starts with a first step and the first step on any potential unbeaten run is against Oldham," the boss told iFollow Rovers on Thursday.
“You have to put defeats behind you quickly and focus on the next three points. We’ve 16 games to go and if we win on Saturday we’ll have averaged two points per game. If we do that for 46 games when we’ll finish on 92 points.
“At the moment it looks like Shrewsbury won’t be going away and Wigan definitely aren’t going away. We will keep pushing for the three points every game. We won’t set targets apart from winning the next game.
“Every game we play the opposition sees as a big game, whether that be at Ewood Park or whether it's Blackburn Rovers in town. We have to keep pushing on."
And on Oldham, Mowbray confesses that Rovers can't expect to just turn up and blow them away.
“Nobody gives you anything. They’re never easy games. You can lose any game and we have to give massive respect to every team we play.
“If we apply ourselves right on the day then any team will struggle against us," Tony concluded.
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