Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has described this weekend's top-of-the-table clash against Wigan as "a defining game".
Mowbray's men currently sit top of the League One standings, six points ahead of Sunday's opponents, though the Latics have four games in hand.
Speaking ahead of this weekend's big match, which will be shown live on Sky Sports, the boss believes victory would be a massive boost in the hunt for automatic promotion.
“It’s good to be at the top but we’ve got a defining game against Wigan to come this weekend," he told reporters.
"Who knows when they’re going to fit in those four extra games, and with the cup game that could be five games, but that’s not our problem.
"We just have to keep winning our games as they come along and the next one is a big one.
"If we can win that, they’ll look at the table and see that they’d need to win most of their games in hand to go back to the top.
"Whenever a team plays Blackburn Rovers, it’s a big game for them. We just have to win matches and let everyone else worry about themselves.
“We ticked off another win in midweek and put the points in the bag; now we’ll get ready for another big game on Sunday."
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