"It's really frustrating. I kick every ball and obviously hope the boys get the job done," says Bradley Dack when asked about how he has coped watching his team-mates from the sidelines.
It's been an irritating last few weeks for the playmaker, who hasn't pulled on a Rovers shirt since scoring the winner against Hull City in mid-August.
An injury picked up at the KCOM Stadium has kept him out of action since, but discussing his and the team's start to life in the Championship, he says he's content with how it's gone so far.
“I always backed myself to do well in the Championship," said the star, who has four goals from four league and cup outings so far this term.
"Obviously it's been a good start for me with the goals and the form, which makes it a little more disappointing to have got injured against Hull, but it's one of those things.
“I want to carry on where I left off and I fully believe I will do when I return.
“The injury wasn't anything too major, it was just an impact injury more than anything. I just took longer to get back but I had to make sure it was all right.
“It's not been a bad start at all for us as a whole, but there are things that we can improve on despite a number of real positives from the first few games.
“We know what we need to work on in training and we'll hopefully use that to improve in matches. Overall it's been an okay start from a newly promoted side with plenty of positives."
So how's it been for the number 23 watching from the stands?
“I get as involved in the stands as I do in the games to be honest with you!" he added.
"It's really frustrating. I kick every ball and obviously hope the boys get the job done.
“It is frustrating though as you want to be out there playing your part, but in the stands you do feel a bit helpless.
“I'm looking forward to getting back out there as soon as possible and helping out the team."