Owen Coyle believes the return of Corry Evans has provided a timely boost for the squad.
The Northern Ireland international had featured for just 20 minutes during pre-season due to a groin strain picked up during Euro 2016, but he returned to first team action at the weekend in the 1-1 draw with Queens Park Rangers, playing an hour at Loftus Road.
As Rovers prepare to face Leeds this Tuesday night, Coyle was delighted to see the midfielder back in action and was impressed with his performance.
"Corry has been working with us for a number of weeks," said Coyle.
"He played for the Under-23s at Stoke and went away with Northern Ireland and did all the training there and came back and played in a behind-closed-doors match and did very well.
"We had a chat on Friday and Corry felt that at the point he was at it would be great to gradually get in and get some minutes and build it up.
"He went in and played a lot of minutes and felt great after the game because of the level that he played at.
"His last game at a high level was the European Championships, but he stepped into the game at QPR and looked and felt very good."
Tickets for tonight's match against Leeds will be on sale at Ewood until 2pm, priced at Adults £35, Seniors 60+ £24, 16-22 years £24, Under 16’s £16, Under 11’s £8.
After that tickets will be available at Elland Road, cash only from the away ticket office adjacent to the away turnstiles. But supporters should note there is a £5 increase on matchdays on all tickets except Under-16s and Under-11s.