Jack Payne says the quartet of Rovers loan players are as desperate to win promotion for the club as the contracted players.

Payne is eyeing a third promotion of his career after success with Southend United in 2014/15 and Huddersfield Town last term.

The 23-year-old joined Rovers in January, after spending the first half of the season with Oxford United, and admits his welcome at Ewood Park has made him even more determined to help the club go up to the Championship.

He is one of four loanees in the squad, along with Marcus Antonsson, Adam Armstrong and Harry Chapman.

“I’ve been part of promotions before and it’s an amazing feeling,” Payne said.

“I’m as desperate as anyone to get promoted and I’ll do everything I can to help the team.

“I’ve felt part of things since I first came here, that really helped me settle in.

“I want to help the team, everyone wants to help each other.”

Both of the promotions that Payne has been involved in have come via the play-offs.

In 2014/15 he came off the bench to score in the penalty shoot-out win for the Shrimpers as they beat Wycombe.

He wasn’t involved in the 2016/17 Championship play-off final, as Huddersfield beat Reading on penalties, but did feature in the semi-final at Sheffield Wednesday, missing in the shoot-out win.

Rovers are looking to take an easier path to promotion, with Tony Mowbray’s side aiming to finish the season in one of the automatic spots to secure a Championship return.

Rovers return from their enforced break against Bradford City on March 29 having not played since the 3-0 win over Blackpool on March 10.

On the preparations for the Bantams clash, Payne added: “We have had a schedule, we have a lot of time to prepare and know what we need to do.

“We’ll all be ready and everyone will be champing at the bit to get going.”