Craig Conway believes the signings that Rovers have made so far this summer shows they mean business this forthcoming season.
Tony Mowbray has been one of the busier managers this summer with four signings to date, and the popular midfielder has been impressed with the quality additions to the squad.
In particular, the Scot is delighted at being reunited with former team-mate Peter Whittingham. The pair were on the same side for two-and-a-half years at Cardiff City and Conway feels the arrival of the experienced midfielder will prove to be a great signing for Rovers.
"He's a top player to be fair," said Conway of Whittingham.
"I think when I signed with Cardiff, in training and in games he was one player that stuck out for me.
"He is a top player, he is great on the ball and I think it is a great signing for us.
"He'll keep it ticking, he doesn't give the ball away very much. He's got that left peg, so at free-kicks and corners we've really got a big strength in the side now with set pieces.
"When I spoke to him in the summer and he said he was potentially coming I had nothing but good things to say about the club. So it was great that the club have managed to get him.
"I think it says a lot about the manager's intent and what he wants to do, and to be fair the backing that he has got from the owners as well it is really positive.
"We've brought three or four other ones as well, it is a great set of young lads that are going towards their best years of their careers so I think it is a big statement from the club.
"The lads that have come in so far are looking great and they are great additions to the squad here that we've got. And I'm sure the manager wants to add to that as well.
"Everybody is here that was here last year which hopefully it will stay that way because I think we've got a really good side here.
"Hopefully we can keep a hold of everybody which I'm sure the manager is planning to do. Then we can have a really good go at it."
Rovers are back in action this 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.