Gary Bowyer is delighted that Tommy Spurr will return to action this evening after an injury lay-off.
The Rovers full back hasn't featured during the first two months of the season after sustaining a groin injury in the week ahead of the opening match against Cardiff City.
It was thought that Spurr would return after the October international break, but he's been given the all clear to step up his fitness with a runout for the Under-21s against Reading at Ewood Park this Monday night.
Speaking today, the manager said: "We are delighted. He's worked hard and he's going to get a runout tonight and we are all looking forward to that.
"Hopefully he can come through the game and then adds competition to Markus who has been absolutely outstanding for us.
"Tommy is a great person, so we are looking forward to him coming through tonight and joining in with the squad again.
"Fortunately he's been rehabbed properly and he's come back quicker than what we probably expected."
Rovers are offering free admission for all supporters for tonight's match, with the Jack Walker Lower turnstiles open. Kick-off is at 7.00pm.