Gary McSheffrey believes the experience of new coach Steve Eyre will be a major plus point for Rovers.
The 49-year-old joined McSheffrey’s coaching staff this week and has led several sessions in the build-up to Saturday’s trip to Cheltenham Town.
“He brings good experience, good knowledge, good knowledge of the division,” McSheffrey said.
“He’s going to come in, concentrate on and get stuck into set plays but his experience will bring much more than that as well.
“He’s another good old head to have around me, supporting me and helping the group through it.”
Eyre started his coaching career in the youth set-up at Manchester City before becoming manager of Rochdale in 2011. He also coached at Huddersfield Town, Chesterfield and Fleetwood Town.
His coaching career has seen him work with a number of the current Rovers squad in the past.
“The good thing about Steve is that he comes with great reviews but he’s also worked with five or six of our players during their journey in their careers, whether it be in youth football or at first team level,” McSheffrey said.
“He’s one that will settle in really quickly because he knows plenty of faces already.
“It’s good that he’s got some relationships already.”