Before the international break, newly-promoted Blackpool looked destined for a season struggling at the bottom end of the Championship table.
However, Neil Critchley seemingly worked wonders during the two-week interval, the Tangerines going on to record 10 points from their next five games.
The 14-minute capitulation against Huddersfield Town has proven to be a minor blip with Blackpool going unbeaten against Middlesbrough, Barnsley and Hull City.
Critchley was naturally left disappointed with his team conceding a late goal versus the Tigers in midweek, but the point kept his team moving in the right direction.
Shayne Lavery has taken his second-tier tally to four in recent games, the forward remaining as the sole Blackpool player to score more than once in the league.
Despite being another club tipped to struggle this campaign, Blackburn continue to hold a spot in the playoffs after losing just two of their opening 10 fixtures.
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The second of those defeats came on Tuesday evening as they went down 3-2 at Huddersfield, the Terriers eventually prevailing after Rovers had twice got back on level terms.
Tony Mowbray will take the positives from the fighting spirit shown by his players, but Rovers looked miles off the pace at the back after their recent improvements.
Ben Brereton Diaz has been a revelation in the final third this campaign, the Chile international already contributing nine goals and one assist