BRISTOL Rovers arrive at Valley Parade in a rich vein of form.

Four wins on the bounce, including a Carabao Cup upset at Fulham, will see them bubbling with confidence for the trip to West Yorkshire.

They have beaten Fleetwood and big-spending Bury in the league and a much-changed side rattled five past Wycombe in the Checkatrade Trophy in midweek.

But Darrell Clarke, pictured above, is playing down expectations and insists the club must look to develop off the field to keep progressing.

He said: “We cannot compete with the top six in League One in terms of budget.

“With our supporter base, we need a proper infrastructure.

“How the club comes along in terms of developing that infrastructure will have a big say in how far we can move forward.

“We have had disappointing news about the stadium (deal breaking down) and the new training ground will need a hell of a lot of developing. I’m not Houdini.”

Clarke is seen as one of the rising stars in management and was strongly linked with Leeds at one stage. He has taken Rovers to two promotions since stepping up to the hot-seat when they dropped out of the league three years ago.

“I took over with eight games to go and we got relegated,” he added.

“I got to the training ground one morning and there were hundreds of posters calling for me to go, which is never nice. But it all makes you stronger.

“There was a lot of soul searching in the difficult times. It was mentally and physically demanding.

“I had to pick myself up before I could do what I needed to do to turn the club around.

“These managers make me laugh when they talk about their philosophy before they have even looked at the players that they have available.

“The art of management is working with what you have got and maximising that.”