Grant Hanley is looking forward to the return to league action later today when Rovers take on Preston North End.
Following the international break, the team have enjoyed a week of training under new manager Paul Lambert, and the Rovers captain is now excited by the prospect of the all-Lancashire clash.
Hanley knows that the Rovers supporters will be travelling in their numbers to Deepdale, and wants to reward them by returning with all three points.
"It is a massive game, another massive derby and a special one for the fans," said the defender.
"So all the lads are right up for it and we are looking forward to it. The focus on us this week is what we need to do to win the game.
"It is a derby game and a little bit different to a normal game as it obviously means a lot to a lot of people, but we are looking forward to it and we can't wait for it to come around.
"Distance-wise we are very close, we know the fans are going to be the there in their numbers and they'll create an atmosphere, we'll put a performance in and get the three points."
Whilst Rovers currently find themselves in the bottom half of the table, the Scot is sure that they'll be able to get the results required to see the move quickly up the ranks.
He added: "There is a long way to go in the Championship, it only takes a couple of wins to put a wee run together and you are right back up the league.
"The important thing is to take every game as it comes, keep working hard in training, we've worked really hard this week on how we want to play so now we can look forward to Saturday."
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