Chris Taylor made his first steps towards a first team return after a 45-minute runout in a behind closed doors friendly on Tuesday afternoon.
The Rovers midfielder hasn't featured this season after a recurrence of a groin injury, but following a successful operation on the eve of the new campaign, he is now well on the road to recovery.
After playing - and scoring - in yesterday's 3-1 friendly win over Fleetwood Town, Taylor was just delighted to back out there in action.
"I really enjoyed it, it was a relief really as it has been a long time," Taylor told Rovers PlayerHD.
"I've had a few set-backs along the way but I'm finally glad to be doing what I love doing and that is playing football.
"I felt a bit nervous before it to be honest, it's been that long, but I'm glad it went well and I'm glad I got through it and I'm looking forward to playing another one now.
"I've missed it, I miss being involved with the lads on a full-time basis, I miss it on a matchday, everything that goes with playing football.
"So I owe a lot to the medical team here for getting me back."
Taylor won't be involved in Saturday's league match against Hull City, but will get more game time the following Monday night when the Under-21s face Brighton & Hove Albion at Ewood Park.