Corry Evans says he's eager to test himself against one of his former clubs when Rovers welcome Hull to Ewood Park in the Emirates FA Cup this weekend.
The midfielder joined Rovers from Hull in 2013, having spent two years with the Tigers following an initial loan spell.
Hull are currently 21st in the Championship, with Rovers 3rd in League One, and Evans says he's looking forward to the challenge.
“I had a really good time at Hull. There can’t be many players still there from my time at the club, maybe one or two, so I won’t see too many familiar faces," he said.
“As a club, it was a great club and a great part of my career. I’m looking forward to hopefully playing against them.
“I definitely want to play in the game. They’re a Championship club and you always want to test yourself against higher opposition.
“Hopefully, I do play on Saturday and we can do well against them."
Evans is back in action after recent injury trouble, but was on the receiving end of a strong challenge during Monday's draw at Rotherham.
“I’ve got scars right up my rib cage to show it," Corry added. "The referee said he didn’t see it but these things happen.
“I just need that bit of luck. Coming on at Peterborough, lasting 10 minutes and having to have stitches in my knee wasn’t ideal.
“It’s been a bit stop-start since then but hopefully this will be fine and I’ll be available for Saturday’s game."