Andy Butler says Rovers have had a good week of training ahead of this weekend’s game against MK Dons in Sky Bet League One.
Having already been in charge of six games since his appointment, the manager has enjoyed being able to work on different things with the players.
He said: “We’ve had a few days to get some work into the players, it’s the first chance I’ve really had to make a couple of alterations with how we do things.
“We’ve been through some shape work and the players looked really fresh and bright which is a positive of having a few days without a game.
“It’s been a learning curve and I’ve developed a lot already as a manager since I first took the job on.”
The game at Stadium MK sees Butler go up against another young manager in Russell Martin, who he believes deserves credit for sticking to his principles so far this season.
He added: “They are a very good side, they have a clear philosophy on how they want to play which is a credit to them.
“A lot of people said they had to change their style but Russell stuck to his beliefs and it has paid off for him.
“I thought they were excellent on the opening day of the season, they went through a bit of a rough patch but they’ve found a way through that recently.”