As Rovers step up their pre-season work at their training camp in Portugal, one man who certainly isn't taking it easy is defender Tommy Spurr.
The Ewood favourite missed a large chunk of last season due to a persistant groin injury and could be forgiven for easing his way back into the swing of things, but that certainly isn't the case.
With all thoughts of the injury firmly put to bed, Spurr admits he is working harder than ever to claim a place in the starting squad when the season starts at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday August 8th.
"I'm enjoying getting back into it and I feel fit which is even better," said Spurr. "It is good to be back in training every day, you miss it after a few weeks off, so it has been nice.
"I've just gone hell for leather and thrown myself into it which I think is the best way you've got to do it. To try and get through it that way and touch wood so far I've not felt anything and I feel strong which is good."
After not featuring in the first half of last season, Spurr worked hard to make a welcome return to action in last three months - the latter part seeing him employed at centre-half rather than his usual full back position.
Spurr was pleased with the way he ended the season, and will use that as a springboard for the forthcoming campaign.
He added: "In the last couple of months I played a bit of a part which was nice because It was getting frustrating working as hard as I was and not getting any outcome from it.
"Hopefully I'll get that this year by the amount of work I have done in the off-season and coming back fit.
"I just want to play as many games as I can and hopefully I'll get a chance and stay in the team which is what I want to do."
On Rovers' return from Portugal their next pre-season match is against Rochdale on Tuesday 21st July - kick-off 7.45pm.
It is pay on the day at Spotland with admission prices of £10 Adults and £5 for Under-16s.