Tony Mowbray was pleased to see Peter Whittingham come through 90 minutes in Saturday's 1-0 win over Gillingham.
The experienced midfielder was the only change to the Rovers squad following the midweek win over Rotherham United, and he more than played his part as they made it back-to-back home victories.
Mowbray admits the former Cardiff man has been frustrated not to have had more opportunities for his new club, but having seen him excel in the weekend win, he knows there'll be more chances to impress.
"It was important for Peter I think," said the Rovers boss.
"He's had a frustrating time, but he's a good pro, he understands my thoughts, we talk about football a lot.
"And whilst he is frustrated and wants to play, I felt that when you've been at one club for ten years and you've made a move, he just had to acclimatise to a different way of doing things.
"But we are trying to drip him back into the team, his quality is unquestioned, and moving forward, on days like Saturday, we just need to get him in centre-mid and just keep spreading the ball around the pitch and put it into killer areas and try to kill teams off.
"So I'm pleased for Peter that he's played 90 and lets see as we move on how he fares."
Rovers are back in action at Ewood this Tuesday night when they entertain Bury in the second group match of the Checkatrade Trophy.
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