Charlie Mulgrew admitted it was "great" to return to first team action on Saturday afternoon, but was left disappointed by the end result.
Rovers suffered a rare defeat at Ewood Park, with Bristol City running out narrow winners in East Lancashire thanks to Eros Pisano's close range finish.
For Mulgrew, it was a first outing in over a month, since the Scotland international picked up a hamstring injury in the Emirates FA Cup tie at Newcastle United in early 2019.
And speaking afterwards, the captain explained the issues behind his long wait for a return.
“It was great to be back," Mulgrew said to iFollow Rovers.
"Hopefully now we can kick on and I can help the lads pick up some good results. It’s not been a bad start to the year.
“It was just a normal injury that ended up turning into a nerve issue, which is something I’ve never had before.
“I had to have an epidural on my back and that seemed to solve things. I feel good now and it’s nice to be back.
“We’ll look at the game again and pick out the positives and review the negatives.
“We’ll keep fighting away whilst the play-offs are possible. There is a lot of belief in the dressing room and a lot of points to play for in the remaining games."