Nathan Tyson says it is too early for Rovers to be discussing a potential play off push – they must get into the top six first.
Rovers missed the opportunity to move sixth in League One last week after being held to a goalless draw by Notts County.
Despite being out of action at the weekend, Paul Dickov’s side remain two points off the top six with up to two games in hand on some of their rivals.
Though Rovers’ prospects remain positive, Tyson refuses to enter into discussions about promotion.
“We’re in the business part of the season but it’s too early to talk about that,” Tyson said.
“We need to get ourselves in there (top six) and then reassess what we need to do once we’re there.
“The hardest is part is staying in there once you’ve got in but we’ve got to do that first.”
While he may be reluctant to talk up Rovers’ promotion potential, the experienced striker is confident the squad has what it takes to push into the top six over the next few weeks.
He said: “We’ve got some tough games coming up.
“But I think we’re capable of winning.
“In this league, apart from one or two, there’s not many teams where you think we’re going to struggle against these.
“A lot of the games we’ve got left, we’re confident we can win.
“Everything is going according to plan at the minute.
“We’re a couple of points off the top six and hopefully in the next couple of months we’ll find ourselves in a very good position, beyond what we expected at the start of the season.”