Joe Nuttall was delighted to continue his fine start to his Rovers career with the match-winner in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night.
The summer signing followed up his six goals in three outings for the Under-23s with a debut goal for the first team in their 1-0 win over Stoke City U21s.
The 20-year-old admits he was desperate to make an impact after coming on as a second half substitute, and hopes his goalscoring display caught the eye of boss Tony Mowbray.
"It is a great feeling," the striker told iFollow Rovers.
"My aim is to go out and try and get goals and thankfully I've managed to do that tonight.
"When I came on I was just desperate to have an impact and luckily I could. The manager told me to do what I had been doing for the Under-23s and if you get on the scoresheet even better.
"To play with the senior players, in front of the manager, with a bigger crowd, it was a little bit more special. So hopefully I've done enough to be in his thoughts for the coming games.
"My goal is to just keep scoring goals and hopefully I'll get my chance in the league or other cup games and just try to get better and score more goals every time.
"The aim is to try to get in the first team every week with such good players."