Gary Bowyer was pleased to see Josh King return to have the impact he hoped despite the Boxing Day loss to Bolton Wanderers.
The Norwegian was a surprise starter at the Macron Stadium on Friday, but rewarded his selection by putting Rovers in front - his first goal of the season.
The forward has missed the last ten weeks due to a back injury picked up whilst on international duty, but the manager believes he can only get better after getting vital minutes under his belt.
"His pace was a threat and we've been missing that," Bowyer told Rovers Player.
"We knew he wouldn't last the game, but we felt that we could gain the initiative in the first half with his pace and it certainly worked.
"He's got the pace, but the end product and the goals is what we are needing more of. We're delighted for him today that he's got that.
"He'll be all the better for his minutes."
King and Rovers back back in action this Sunday when Middlesbrough are the visitors to Ewood Park.
Tickets are on sale to those database members with a history of purchasing tickets to Rovers matches. Prices start from £21 for Adults, from £13 for Students and Seniors 65 and over, and from just £8 for Under-17s.
On Sunday the Roverstore will be open for ticket sales from 10.30am.
The club is anticipating another large attendance, swelled by a sizeable visiting support. Therefore, supporters are being advised to arrive early to avoid delays.
Due to the large number of away coaches, this could cause congestion on the approach roads to Ewood Park, especially from the Darwen End, which is likely to impact on users of Car Park B.
Also with roadworks that are part of the Pennine Reach Ewood Gyratory Scheme, car parking options around the stadium are reduced. Matchday parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis from Car Park H and Car Park F priced at £10.