Tony Mowbray says his Rovers should be aware of the wounded animal that is Swansea City when the two sides meet at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday night.
Whilst Rovers head to South Wales on the back of two wins on the spin, the Swans have suffered back-to-back defeats at home to Ipswich Town and on Saturday at Aston Villa.
“There are two teams competing and Swansea will be hurting from that defeat at Villa and will be aiming to get back on track," Tony said to iFollow Rovers ahead of the long trip south.
“We’ll be playing against a very highly motivated and very talented team. The statistics show that they pass the ball more than any other team in this division. We expect them to have a lot of the ball and we’ll see if we can give them some problems alongside working very hard off the ball too.
“It’s the next test. We’ll go in with a game plan and be as positive as we can.
“They are a similar sort of team to Derby, that’s what I would suggest. They play a deep lying midfielder with two attacking midfielders either side, wide attackers and a centre forward.
“They are a good team with some big players with big reputations. Watching them, they are a threat.
“I see it as another challenge and a game we should look forward to. By kick-off, the team will be ready and we’ll give it our best shot as we do every game."
Tony has watched our midweek opponents and says they have the capability of changing things up tactically.
“They made three or four changes to their side against Villa, which included young Cian Harries, who I had at Coventry City. He’s very talented," the boss added.
“They started with a back three against Villa, but generally they play 4-4-3.
“Swansea are a good footballing team but that doesn’t mean they will win the game.
“It’s about getting the mindset right and being comfortable with it. We go to Swansea in confident mood."