Billy Waters admitted his frustrating first half of the season has him champing at the bit to get going with Rovers.
The striker has joined on loan for the remainder of the 2023/24 campaign from fellow Sky Bet League Two side Wrexham, where he has not enjoyed as much game time as he would have hoped since signing last summer.
And he is determined to get back to playing, and scoring, regularly during his time with Rovers.
“I’m not going to lie, it has been frustrating,” the 29-year-old said. “Wrexham have a big squad and that’s fair enough. I’ve just used my time to keep my head down and keep training well to make sure I was ready for January.
“Fingers crossed that has paid off.
“I’m really hungry. This is a loan move that I thought I had to go for because it ticked every box for me and I’m delighted to be here.
“I’ve watched a lot of football over the last four months and you just get the bug to be back playing. To be in a squad now where I’m considered and can hopefully play, it’s really nice to be around it again.”
Waters is looking to help Rovers find consistency in results to see them climb the table during his time at the club.
“In recent seasons League Two has been a division where anything can happen if you string some wins together,” he said. “I know the play-offs is hopeful but it can be done.
“I’m hungry to try and get that. I want to be realistic, but why not?
“It’s a tough league at times but anyone can beat anyone on any given day, especially with the squad that we’ve got. I looked at the players here and it’s a great squad, which the gaffer said.
“It’s just about gaining a bit of momentum.
“I want to contribute as much as I can, score some goals and climb the table hopefully.
“I’m hungry to be part of something.”