Tony Mowbray says Rovers will have to be at their best if they are to make it back-to-back wins at the City Ground this weekend.
The Rovers boss believes Nottingham Forest will be hurting after suffering successive defeats away to Sheffield Wednesday (3-0) and Rotherham United (2-1) over the past week.
Forest boast an impressive record on home soil, having won five of their last six games at the City Ground, but following Rovers' dominant display against Derby in midweek, Mowbray insists his side should approach the fixture in high spirits.
"Forest will be hurting from a defeat in their last game and we all know how difficult it is to go to the City Ground," said the manager.
"Normally there's 30,000 people there, it's all very red and noisy.
"Knowing Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane, they will have their team really wound up for this, as an opportunity at home.
"I think their home record since Martin has been there has been pretty solid.
"So it's a tough game for us - one that we know we're going to have to be at our best in order to get a result.
"Two years ago we went there and got a positive result, so we should go there in a positive frame of mind and try to get another positive result."