Tommy Rowe says he is relishing the chance to lead Rovers into the business end of their push for a play-off place.
The captain has returned to the starting XI in recent weeks after injury hampered his first-half of the campaign, and he is pleased to be back out on the field making an impact on a more regular basis.
He said: “It’s been a slow season in terms of what I’m used to and what the fans expect from me, it’s something I’ve adapted to and now I’m enjoying a run of games.
“With the injuries we’ve had in key positions, I had to keep myself fit and be ready for when the manager called on me.
“We’ve really come together as a group over the past week or so and looked for areas where we can improve between now and the end of the season.”
Rovers are 12 league games unbeaten at the Keepmoat Stadium heading into Saturday’s game against Walsall, and Rowe says good home form is crucial for any successful team.
He added: “We know how strong we can be at home, we’ve had a lot of good results here and when we’ve needed a performance we’ve found one.
“When we play well and we get it right we can be a very good side which I think the fans would agree with based on what they’ve seen this season.
“Any successful team have to be good on their own patch, the fact we haven’t lost since October at home shows how good we are.”
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