Bradley Dack says boss Tony Mowbray has been perfect for him ever since he arrived in East Lancashire in the summer of 2017.
The 24-year-old has been a revelation since moving from Gillingham just over a year ago, scooping the League One Player of the Year award as he helped Rovers to an instant return to the Championship at the end of his first season at Ewood Park.
And he's paid tribute to Mowbray, who he says has brought "belief" to his game since signing.
“He’s the best manager I’ve worked under, especially in terms of man management. He’ll always back you," Dack said.
"Everyone thinks he might be a bit old-school but he’s got a lot of new philosophies and I think he’s learnt that through his career.
"He’s managed top players at the top level, so I respect him and listen to him; he’s helped me as both a player and a person.
“He’s made me believe in my ability, he believes in me and tells me I should believe in myself. On the coaching side, we work on little tweaks and positioning; I like to watch the videos back with the assistant manager [Mark Venus] as well, to talk through certain things.
"He’ll tell me what he thinks I can do better after watching the clips and it’s about drilling those little things into your head until it becomes habit. It’s working for me.
“The manager’s door is always open, he won’t shy away from conversation if I have a problem which, luckily, I’ve never had. There have been times when I’ve gone in and asked how I can improve, especially at the start of last season, because I think I started slowly.
"He sat me down and told me not to worry, because there would come a time when I’d be in the team every week, and that gave me the confidence to go on and do it."