Tom Anderson says he’s feeling fitter as each game goes by after getting another 66 minutes under his belt against Wakefield AFC on Tuesday night.
The Rovers skipper missed the opening pre-season friendly at Rossington Main due to a minor knock, but has returned to feature in the past two outings.
He said: “I feel good and ready to push on now, we’ve got a really tough game on Friday which will be a big test for us.
“It was frustrating to pick up a little knock, I hate missing minutes in pre-season but I just needed three or four days to get the swelling down.
“Fortunately I only missed one game and then a couple of training sessions, the injury is behind me now and it is all about looking forward.”
Anderson has been impressed with the way Tommy Rowe has settled back into life with Rovers, and says he is somebody who the rest of the squad can learn a lot from.
He added: “Tommy is a brilliant professional and a great player, you know what you’re going to get from him and it is quite easy to build a relationship with a player like him.
“He’s a massive player for us, he’s played in the Championship for the last two seasons and his career in general speaks for itself.
Supporters attending Rovers' pre-season friendlies against Newcastle United and Sheffield United are advised to purchase tickets in advance where possible as there will be no cash gates.