Having blown a two-goal lead against Luton Town in their previous match, Blackburn were under pressure to make amends when they hosted Hull City on Tuesday night.
On paper, the encounter with the division’s worst-performing attack was ideal, and Rovers ultimately proved that to be the case with a 2-0 victory.
Both goals came shortly after the hour mark, Ben Brereton Diaz capitalising on being given permission to play by Chile with his fourth strike of the campaign.
With a couple of new signings still to be fully integrated into the squad, there is reason for Rovers supporters to be optimistic given the improvements which have been made since the back end of last season.
Nevertheless, Tony Mowbray will recognise that their next fixture is another which they need to be winning if they want to be taken seriously in the top half of the table.
Barnsley have endured some difficult matches of late, the most recent being a trip to Stoke City on Wednesday evening with a 1-1 draw being collected at the bet365 Stadium.
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Despite tensions running high both on and off the pitch, it was a notable show of character on the back of losing convincingly at Bournemouth four days earlier.
Question marks remain over whether Markus Schopp will be a success in the dugout, but judgement should only be made once Barnsley have come through their next set of fixtures.
Although Schopp will be relatively satisfied with their efforts in defence, he will demand a better return in the final third with just six goals coming in seven outings