Peter Whittingham says he has enjoyed the week in Austria getting to know his new team-mates.
Having spent ten years at Cardiff City, the experienced midfielder was the first of Tony Mowbray's four new signings this summer.
Whittingham admits that it has has been a tough week training but knows the time spent away will serve them well this season.
For me as a newcomer getting to integrate with the whole of the squad was great.
“It’s really good to meet the boys, spend time with them, and getting to know people who you are hopefully going to be spending time playing with this season," said Whittingham.
“It’s massive to be with everyone and getting to know people. That, and a lot of running.
“It’s been a tough week, I don’t think anyone will be denying that, it’s been really hard in aspects, and the game was bit of a relief.
“For me as a newcomer getting to integrate with the whole of the squad was great.
“It’s been tough the running, it doesn’t get easier as you get older, but it needs to be done and we’re ready for the season now.
“Early doors it’s about fitness, getting the lungs back and see how you’re getting on.
“As the pre-season progresses it’s about how you are going to adapt to certain situations and results.”
Rovers are back in action on Tuesday night when they travel to Bootham Crescent to take on York City.
Fans can pay on the night with admission prices of £8 Adults, £4 Concessions (Over 65’s and Under 21’s), Under-5s free. Kick-off is 7.30pm.