Kasey Palmer is looking forward to playing alongside Bradley Dack, believing the pair can flourish together at Rovers.

The Chelsea loanee has been impressed with Dack’s quality in his early training sessions at Brockhall, and feels they can both have a role to play in Tony Mowbray’s starting line-up, despite their preferred position being the same.

The 21-year-old has shown his versatility in loan spells with both Huddersfield and Derby, operating from both deeper and wider roles, as well as the number 10 position.

When asked about Dack, Palmer said: “Training with Bradley you can see how good he is and hopefully we can find a connection and play together.

“That’s the thought process behind it.

“I’m hoping to be in the team and he will be as well, so if we can work a relationship on the pitch, interchange, help each other then that will be the ideal situation.”

Mowbray landed Palmer on a season-long loan deal from the Premier League side on his return from their pre-season trip to Australia. He didn’t feature for the Blues during the close season so is short of game-time.

Palmer is working hard with Rovers’ fitness coaches in a bid to get up to speed as quickly as possible, but admits that may mean he has to wait for his chance in the starting XI.

“I’m aware the team have had six or so weeks and been working together, building up on the shape and formation,” he added.

“I won’t be disappointed if I’m not in the team this weekend, there are plenty of games to get a chance.

“I’ve not had a lot of match minutes so I will try and build on that as quickly as possible and keep doing extra runs to get my fitness up to where it needs to be and then kick on.

“I’ve been doing extra work already to get my fitness up to where the team are.

“They’ve played six games in pre-season and are fit as they can be.

“For me it’s about getting fit as quickly as possible and getting playing.”

On why Mowbray had been key to the deal to bring him to Ewood Park, Palmer said: “I think it’s his style of play.

“He wants to play football, he wants to press high and that’s the way I want to play and how I have been at Chelsea.

“For me once I spoke to him I was always set on coming here and being a part of what he’s doing.”