Ben Marshall can't wait to test himself against top-flight opposition once more when Rovers take on Swansea City at Ewood Park this lunchtime - kick-off 12.45pm.
The Rovers star was part of the squad that played in the two games against Manchester City in the FA Cup last season, and is eager to add to those experiences in this years competition.
"It is good to play against them and to try and compare yourself against them to see where you are at," said Marshall.
"For me personally it would be nice to play against them and do well, to be able to prove something against those who play in the Premier League week-in, week-out."
Against one of the Premier League's pass masters, Marshall knows that Rovers will have to be bide their time and be patient.
"If you are going to play any Premier League side you've got to be prepared to sit back and be patient," added the former England Under-21 international.
"When you do get the ball it is a matter of keeping it because you know that if you give it back you'll be chasing it for the next five minutes.
"It is all about trying to be clever and trying to stop them from playing as well."
Tickets for today's match will be on sale up until the 12.45pm kick-off. Tickets for all areas of the ground are priced at £20 Adults, £15 Seniors 65 and over, £15 18-20yrs, £10 Juniors aged 5-17s and £5 for Under 5s.