Darragh Lenihan admits he owes a lot to Burton Albion as the two sides meet for the first time at Ewood Park this Saturday afternoon.
The Republic of Ireland Under-21 captain spent almost six months on loan with the then League Two side, making 17 appearances as the Brewers earned promotion.
The midfielder was grateful for the experience he gained whilst with their first team, and believes it has played some part in him becoming the footballer he is today.
Lenihan told Rovers PlayerHD: "They gave me a great opportunity to play, it was my first loan, my first taste of professional football really and it was a great experience and it has helped me to develop my own game. The manager at the time Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was excellent with me.
"I'll always appreciate what they have done for me and I'll always look out to see how they have got on. I'll always have fond memories, it was a great experience.
"Saturday will be a tough game, when I was playing with them we were always very organised and a hard working team.
"They've surprised a few coming up two divisions, but they did very well in League One and they'll be a tough team to play against and we'll have to be on our game."
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