Matty Blair has thanked the club for all their support after the passing of his brother Ross during pre-season.
Ross passed away on July 29 after a lengthy battle with cancer, and Matty has received plenty of messages of support from both fans and Rovers’ staff ever since.
“It’s probably been the hardest moment of my life but the gaffer has been superb with me and I can’t thank him enough, I’ve said to him I’d rather be in than be off,” said Blair.
“I know when I need to be off because family need me back home, its knowing my understanding of when I need to be off but the gaffer will give me that time if I need it.
“I genuinely don’t think I could’ve had better people around me, the gaffer, his staff and the lads have been unbelievable with all their messages, and not forgetting the fans as well have been incredible.”
Blair has also welcomed a little boy into the family in the summer, and says that it has been a whirlwind couple of months for him.
“The birth of my baby boy was the best moment of my life, me and my wife have became parents for the first time,” said Blair
“I’m in a wave of emotions and I’m trying to keep positive, I’ve got my family and friends to help me through what has been a tough time, it’s an emotional whirlwind.
“I’m a normal person at work trying to do the best I can, I’ve got so many people around supporting me and my family and it’s just incredible, I can’t emphasise enough how appreciative I am.”