Tommy Rowe says his 90 minutes for Rovers’ Development side is another big step on his road to full fitness.
The captain scored twice in the 3-2 victory over Wigan Athletic reserves, and believes the game-time in difficult conditions showed his fitness levels are high.
He said: “I’ve not had much game time in the past couple of weeks so it was important to get some time on the pitch.
“The conditions were against us but the mindset was right, we had a fairly young team but we went into it knowing what we wanted to achieve as individuals.
“All the players that played were here for different reasons, but collectively we wanted to get something out of it.”
With Rovers still chasing a Sky Bet League One play-off place as the business end of the season approaches, Rowe feels he can have a big part to play.
He added: “I’m still not quite up to 100% but to get 90 minutes is a big jump for me, I’ve shown I can do it and in tough conditions as well.
“Two goals is good no matter what the game is, it shows that I’m getting in the right positions to finish the chances off.
“I’ve always had the belief that I would make a full recovery, it’s easy to get carried away but I’m taking it step-by-step.”
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