Rovers midfielder Peter Whittingham reckons the Championship will be tougher than ever in the 2018-19 campaign.
Whittingham has plenty of experience of the division having spent 10 years at Cardiff City, playing in the second tier for the majority of his time in the Welsh capital.
It has also been a league he has played a part in winning, with the midfielder finishing as the Bluebirds' joint-top goalscorer when they triumphed and earned a place in the Premier League at the end of the 2012-13 campaign - alongside fellow Rover Craig Conway.
And ahead of Rovers' return to the league, Whitts admits it will be a tough division to master.
“Everyone knows what a hard league the Championship is. It’s a difficult division to get out of," he said.
"But we’re all working hard and I’m sure the gaffer is looking to add a couple more faces and it’s a campaign that we’re all looking forward to.