It's been quite a year for midfielder Lewis Travis, who has grabbed his first team opportunity with both hands.
Saturday's outing at Norwich City saw Travis collect appearance number 30 of the campaign, having started the term as a mainstay in Damien Johnson's Development Squad.
And discussing his upturn in fortunes, after finding the net for the first time as a professional at Norwich, the 21-year-old admits he's loving life at the moment.
“I loved every minute of it with the Under-23s, but the step up to the first team has been massive," he said to iFollow Rovers.
“Everybody is competing for the same thing, trying to stay up or win promotion. The competitiveness is so strong.
“Every game is different. You might be playing against someone with the experience of Gareth Barry one week, and then someone small and quick another week.
“That’s what you work hard for as a boy, playing against big teams and big players.
“I see it as a challenge and I like to test myself against the best."
And Travis adds that the best is still to come, with the Merseysider keen to keep up his development ahead of next season's big kick-off.
“I’ve been working for it for so long and I find it hard to take my foot off the gas. You work so hard for it," he said.
“This is what I’ve always wanted so I’ve just kept doing what I’ve been doing."