The 22-year-old can't wait to lead the team out onto the Ewood Park turf tonight as Rovers get the new season underway.
The Rovers captain knows that expectations amongst the supporters will be high ahead of the new season, but he knows that it is important not to get carried away.
"For us we can't get too far ahead of ourselves," said the defender. "We've to keep concentrating week in week out and take every game as it comes and we'll see where we are at the end of last season.
"The Championship is a long hard season, the games come thick and fast so you've just got to try and hang in there for as long as you can and hopefully at the back end of the season you've put yourself in a position where you can push for promotion.
"So that is us, we've just got to try and keep in it as long as we can and give ourselves a big chance.
"I just can't wait to get started now really. Obviously pre-season is tough but I'm looking forward to the games starting and getting into it.
"When the competitive games start that is when you really look forward to them.
"It is nice to start on Sky, it adds a bit more to it, we are looking forward to it, we've worked hard this pre-season so the lads can't wait for it to come round now.
"It is just a case now of finding that level of consistency that we finished off last season with."
It still isn't too late to purchase tickets for this evening's match. Tickets will be on sale from the Ewood Park ticket office up until the 7.45pm kick-off.
Prices are from £17 Adults, £11 Seniors/Students and £6 Juniors aged under 17. Why not avoid the matchday queues and reserve your seat online at www.onerovers.co.uk
and collect your ticket from the Blackburn End collection point this evening.
Season Tickets are also still available for supporters with Adult prices starting from just £249, Seniors and 17-21 year-olds from £159, Juniors Under 17 from £60 and Under 8s go free!
Buy today online at www.onerovers.co.uk
, via our call centre on 0871 222 1444
or in store at the Roverstore at Ewood and Blackburn town centre.