Corry Evans can't wait to get the season underway when Rovers kick off the football calendar with their home game against Cardiff City this Friday night.
With the pre-season matches over with, Ewood Park plays host to the first Sky Bet Championship match of the 2014-15 campaign, and the Northern Ireland international is keen to put down a marker against the Bluebirds.
Rovers have a difficult start against the former Premier League club, but Evans is full of confidence that the side will perform on the night and start as they mean to go on.
"You can play as many friendlies as you want but when it comes to the real thing that is when it really matters," said Evans.
"I think everybody is looking forward to Friday against a Cardiff side that have come down from the Premier League.
"We can put out a good marker for ourselves and for the season ahead. We'll try and get the three points and sit top of the table come the first weekend.
"We are slightly confident going into the season but we know that we have to go in with the right mentality also.
"We've got to look to get Blackburn promoted. The club that it is, the facilities and the size, the amount of fans that we have. A club like this should be in the Premier League. So it is up to us, it is our job to get us there.
"That is the aim for the season, be it automatically or the play-offs, that is what we are looking to do."
Tickets for Friday's match against Cardiff City are on open sale with prices from £17 Adults, £11 Seniors/Students and £6 Juniors under 17. Book online today at www.onerovers.co.uk and collect on the night of the game from the Blackburn End collection point.
Season Tickets are also still available 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.