The 25-year-old frontman became Rovers' 8th signing of a busy summer when he made a season-long loan move from Turkish giants Galatasaray and he's eager to make an early impression for his new club.
"I can't wait to get down there and hopefully get three points," said an excited Kazim-Richards.
"The Championship has got more technical since I last played in it. It's got better players and I think teams that do drop down keep hold of a lot of their players nowadays.
"Everyone knows that the Championship is a physically demanding league, but we've got the players to deal with that and we've got the players to go beyond that, so I think we'll do well.
"I'm ready for it and I can't wait to get going. I can't wait to get this league kicked off and get our promotion hunt underway."
Kazim-Richards goes into Saturday's season opener in fine form after bagging an impressive double in Rovers' final pre-season match against Cork City last Sunday, something that came as a bit of a surprise for the forward.
"I'm over the moon with how things have gone so far," said Kazim-Richards.
"To score two goals was brilliant, I've often been more of a feeder than a goalscorer so when I get them I love it.
"From what I have seen so far we create a lot of chances so I should be able to get some goals. I don't want to jinx it, but we've got the players to give me the ball so hopefully I can take any chances that come my way."
Tickets for the game on Saturday are still on sale priced at £25 for Adults, £18 for Seniors/Students and £15 for Juniors.
Supporters should note that whilst tickets will be on sale on the day of the game at Ipswich from turnstiles 12 and 13 from 1.30pm. There is an increase in prices. Adults and Seniors prices go up by £2.50, Juniors by £1.
Call the ticket office for further information on 0871 222 1444.