Tony Mowbray was delighted with the backing that his side received at Burton Albion on Friday night.
Some 1600 Roverites were in attendance at the Pirelli Stadium to see the new era under Mowbray kick off with a point in a 1-1 draw.
The Rovers boss was impressed with the following that the side had, his only disappointment being he couldn't reward their efforts with a win.
"I thought the supporters were unbelievable tonight," the manager told Rovers PlayerHD.
"To be honest when I came out of the tunnel and saw that whole bank of Rovers fans it took me back a little bit.
"It makes you see what a big club this is and what a big support follows the team.
"So we are all disappointed for them that we didn't manage to get the three points when it looked as if we were hopefully going to do that, but we'll take the point.
"Having been a footballer for a long time when a support like that comes and travels and gets behind you then you feel a responsibility to make sure that those people who have spent hard-earned money working all week, and their passion is their football club, then you have to give every ounce of effort and desire to try and win that game for them.
"That is why there is a frustration that we didn't manage to do it. We'll take the point and now we can look forward to the challenge at home of trying to win some games."
Rovers are back in action next Tuesday night when Derby County are the visitors to Ewood Park.
Tickets for Tony Mowbray's first home game in charge are on open sale priced from £18 Adults, £12 Seniors/18-21 year-olds, and from £7 for Juniors aged 17 and under.
Reserve your seat today by booking online at www.eticketing.co.uk/onerovers