Corry Evans believes Rovers' exploits this season means the team can take confidence into the 2019-20 campaign.
The Northern Irish midfielder appeared in 35 of Rovers' 46 league outings this term and shown consistency during that time, where he usually partnered one of Lewis Travis or Richie Smallwood.
Looking back, the 28-year-old has been happy with his form, but confesses that he does have a tinge of disappointment with Rovers' 15th place finish in the table.
“It’s been a good season in some ways, but I think we’re a little disappointed to have not reached the play-offs, which is where we wanted to get to at the start of the campaign," he admitted honestly to iFollow Rovers.
“We’re very close though and the league is tight. From seventh place to where we finished, two or three results would have put us right up there.
“The manager’s come in and done a lot in that period of time. The club’s in a much healthier position than it was two years ago.
“The season we got relegated, things have since flipped on its head and we’re looking up again.
“We’ve shown we can mix it with the big teams in the division and beat anyone on our day.
“So we have to take confidence and experience from this season and look to get into the play-offs next season," he added.
“The period in February and March is what’s killed us, I think. We didn’t get any wins during that time and it ended up petering out, which was difficult to take."