New loan signing Kasey Palmer says Ewood Park was always going to be his destination after meeting boss Tony Mowbray.
The 21-year-old put pen-to-paper on a season-long loan deal with Rovers earlier today, arriving from Premier League side Chelsea.
Although young, the versatile midfielder, who can play down the middle or out wide, does bring plenty of Championship experience to Ewood having earned promotion with Huddersfield Town and reached the play-offs with Derby County last term.
And the youngster admits he was itching to link up with Rovers after meeting the boss.
“I think once you are told of the interest you just want to get it done and get to the club straight away. I’ve just wanted to get out there and get training with the team," he admitted to iFollow Rovers at the Senior Training Centre.
“I’m happy to be here and want to be a part of something exciting in the Championship next season. Moving forward I want to achieve something special here.
“As soon as I spoke to the manager and heard what he wanted to do here, the way he likes to play and having watched a couple of games last season, I felt it is a club heading in the right direction.
“I am good friends with Jack Payne from our time at Huddersfield and I made sure I watched the games that were on Sky Sports when he was at the club last season."
This time last season saw Palmer gearing up for a stab at the Premier League with the Terriers, and now, at an upwardly mobile club in Rovers, he believes there could be good times on the horizon.
“I want to bring my past experiences from the last couple of seasons to the group, but we have a squad full of experience already and that can only help us.
"It’s a very good team and the dressing room will be full of confidence from promotion last season and hopefully I can add to that."