Curtis Main has been praised for his winning mentality by Rovers boss Paul Dickov.
The big front man has impressed in his two games so far for Rovers and marked his debut with the opening goal in the 3-0 win over Yeovil last weekend.
Dickov has waxed lyrical about Main and says he was desperate to add the attributes he brings to the team.
“He’s always got that winning mentality and that is something we wanted to get into the team to compliment the characters we’ve got,” Dickov said.
“His biggest strengths are his attitude and workrate.
“He doesn’t give people a minute’s peace and he always wants to win, even in training.
“Curtis has lots of energy, he works his socks off and it’s that sort of enthusiasm that rubs off on the team. He’s an infectious character on the pitch.”
Dickov revealed Main is a player he first enquired about at the start of the summer and admits he probably would not have been able to afford the striker had he not come as part of James Husband’s switch to Middlesbrough.
And the Rovers boss is delighted to have snapped up the 22-year-old at this stage of his career.
He said: “We feel we’ve got Curtis at the right age with a lot of potential and think we’ve got a real player.
“He’s very mature, even at this stage, in his physique and how he plays the game.
“We believe he can add a lot of goals and pluses to the team.”
Jamie McCombe is in contention for Saturday despite breaking his nose and bruising his ribs against York on Tuesday night.