Rovers new boy Sam Hart couldn't hide his delight at joining the club.
The 20-year-old left-back has made a permanent move from Liverpool, joining on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
And after having had a taste of first team football last season whilst on loan in League One at Port Vale, the Bolton-born defender can't wait to press his claims for a place in Tony Mowbray's side.
"I'm made up," said Hart. "It is late in the day, but I'm so excited to join and can't wait to get started.
"It is brilliant. I'm really excited and relishing the chance to play here. I want to play first team football and move on in my career, so that is why I'm here and I'm hoping I can do that with Blackburn Rovers.
"Obviously there is going to be massive competition for the shirt. I'll have to really stake my claim with the manager and hopefully he believes in me to play me.
"He's given me a really warm welcome. He's just said that you're a young lad and we want the best for you and that is why I've come here.
"Obviously it is a massive club and all the thoughts are to get it back to the Premier League, but one step at a time and hopefully we can get up to the Championship."