Gary Bowyer was delighted to see Chris Taylor back involved after recovering from a long-term injury.
The midfielder hasn't featured for Rovers this season due to a troublesome groin problem, but he came through 45 minutes in a behind closed doors friendly match on Tuesday afternoon.
The Rovers boss was pleased to see Taylor return, but whilst he won't be fit enough to face Hull City in the league, he will step up his bid for full fitness by featuring for the Under-21s against Brighton at Ewood Park on Monday.
"It is fantastic to have him on his way back because of who he is and what he brings," Bowyer told Rovers Player.
"At times the training games have been quiet because there's nobody moaning at the referee or anything like that.
"It is now down to him to make sure that he stays pain free, he is 28 and he has a lot more time left in the game if he looks after himself properly.
"The support that he has at this club is fantastic so it is now up to him to make sure he keeps it up and stays injury-free,
"We just hope that he can continue now and he'll get another runout on Monday."