Gary Bowyer predicts the league will be another close-run contest this campaign.
As the Rovers boss prepares his side for the visit of Huddersfield Town at Ewood Park this Saturday, he expects another tough match in what will be a tight season.
Speaking ahead of the match, Bowyer said: "It was interesting looking at the table for the first time and just seeing where everybody was sitting.
"It looks like it is going to be another tight stint in the championship again. Everybody is capable of beating anybody and Huddersfield will come here off the back of a good home win.
"They've a good manager in Mark Robins and they have made one or two decent signings in the summer."
"James Vaughan is one in particular so it is going to be a tough game."
Rovers know that Vaughan will be the man to contain on Saturday as the former Everton youngster has seven goals to his name in the Sky Bet Championship this season, one ahead of Jordan Rhodes.
"I remember him as a kid at Everton and he was always one that you kept an eye on as he was always a good player at youth level," added Bowyer.
"He had a bad run with injuries that is for sure and I'm delighted for him that he has got back playing and scoring goals.
"Long may that continue after this weekend."
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