Gary Bowyer was delighted to see Chris Brown make his debut in a Rovers shirt last Saturday at Middlesbrough.
The striker, sidelined since the summer with a troublesome knee injury, made his long-awaited first outing in a Rovers shirt, with a ten minute appearance in the 1-1 draw seven days ago at the Riverside.
The Rovers boss was impressed with what he saw from the striker during his time on the pitch and hopes that he can build on that to challenge the other forwards at the football club.
Bowyer said: "I said at the time we brought him into the building, he wasn't coming in just to sit behind Jordan and Rudy, he was going to challenge them and take them on.
"That is exactly what you saw in those ten minutes.
"He brings something different, he isn't just a big lad, he's very good with his feet, something people don't give him enough credit for that.
"I was really excited about what I saw for those ten minutes and I think the Blackburn public were as well.
"It is healthy competition which is great for us."
Brown followed up his impressive Riverside cameo by getting a further 75 minutes under his belt for the Reserves on Monday night, a match, the manager revealed, that the striker requested to play in.
"Full credit to him, it was him that wanted to play in that game," added Bowyer.
"It would have been very easy after the emotion of Saturday not to but he put himself forward and wanted the minutes."
Brown could make his Ewood debut this afternoon against Sheffield Wednesday.
Tickets for the game will be on sale up to the 3.00pm kick-off priced from £21 Adults, from £13 for Seniors and Students and from just £8 for Juniors aged 17 and under.