Rovers boss Paul Lambert couldn’t hide his delight after bringing in midfielder Jordi Gomez on deadline day.
The Spaniard made the move to Ewood Park late last night, joining on loan from Sunderland until the end of the season.
The manager insists the club are getting a player of high quality and believes Gomez will add a different dimension to the Rovers midfield.
"I'm delighted we're getting somebody of Jordi's talent coming in,” he said.
"He comes from Spain, he's played in the division before with Swansea and Wigan, before going to Sunderland, so he's a technically very gifted footballer and I think that's something we needed, someone who is good on the ball.
"The move happened very quickly and it was a really long day, but the club have been great to get it done. It was important we brought Jordi in and now we have options, which is what we want. So it was a big night for us.
"We needed somebody in the middle of the pitch who is comfortable on the ball. We do have lads that can do that, but he's seen it and done it.
"It was important to bring in somebody like that. To be fair to him, as soon as I asked him to come down, he was straight down the motorway and right here.
“There was no hesitation from him, he wanted to come and get playing again, so I’m absolutely delighted he’s come here.”