One win from their last six has left Blackburn eight points off sixth place, and they tomorrow play their game in hand against Brighton – hoping to also get back to winning ways.
Tom Cairney, signed permanently from Hull in January, has been a bright spark in Rovers' season. His ability on the ball was praised by left-back Tommy Spurr: "He makes us tick, keeps the ball and creates chances with his through balls, so to have a player of his quality back is only a positive for us."
It comes at a bad time for Brighton, off the back of three defeats. His return will come at the same time as that of Rudy Gestede from a groin injury, boosting further Blackburn's chances of winning.
They were unlucky on the weekend, having a man sent off but showing great determination to get a draw against Millwall. But off the back of such a physically demanding contest, facing a team like Brighton who will look to pass the ball around them won't be an easy match.
Cairney could be the decisive factor in midfield, offering a controlling, creative force for the home-side.
It is however a contest either team will feel they can win, Brighton with something to prove and the chance to go just one point behind Reading in sixth and Blackburn looking for a win after playing well in recent weeks and being unfortunate.
Who do you think will prove decisive in this fixture?