Boss Gary Bowyer can't wait to include Chris Brown in his first team squad.
The summer signing has had to endure a frustrating time at his new club as a niggling knee injury has prevented the striker from featuring.
But after netting twice in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Carlisle United earlier in the week, the former Doncaster forward is now closing in on his first appearance in a Rovers shirt.
"I'm delighted for him," said Bowyer. "It hasn't been an easy time for him.
"The lad has put in an unbelievable amount of work. There was nothing he could do, it wasn't his fault, so we are delighted for him.
"He is going to make a difference to us that is for sure."
Whilst Saturday's match against Leeds United comes too soon for the 29-year-old to feature, he is expected to get more game time under his belt in Tuesday's Lancashire Senior Cup quarter-final against Manchester United.
Bowyer confirmed: "He's only played 45 minutes, so it is his pre-season that he's just done so you don't just chuck them all in and give them 90 minutes.
"Leeds might be a bit too early, but he'll certainly feature against Manchester United on Tuesday night in the Lancashire Senior Cup."
Rovers fans can see Tuesday's Lancashire Senior Cup match against Manchester United at Leigh Sports Village for free. Simply register your details at www.leighsportsvillage.co.uk/rovers