Manager Gary Bowyer is hoping for improved fortunes when Rovers come up against Shrewsbury Town in this season’s Capital One Cup first round.
Rovers were handed a home draw against the League One new boys and Bowyer insists that he will not be taking Micky Mellon’s side lightly.
“It was nice to get a home tie,” said Bowyer. “However, we are under no illusion that it will be a tough game.
“They got promoted last season and the manager, Micky Mellon, has done a fantastic job for them.
“We will have a good look at them leading up to the game and decide how to approach the tie.
“Last year we gave quite a few of the youngsters a chance against Scunthorpe and we suffered and were knocked out.
“That’s two years on the trot that we have gone out in the first round and it’s not something I wish to repeat this year.”