One man’s disappointment is another’s opportunity.

And Amari’i Bell is looking to take his chance in the Rovers XI after Derrick Williams suffered a foot injury.

There has been strong competition at left-back since 24-year-old Bell signed for Rovers in January for £300,000 from Fleetwood Town.

He started six league games last season, but just one of those was deputising for Williams who missed his first game under Tony Mowbray in the penultimate League One fixture at Charlton.

But with the 25-year-old missing last weekend’s draw with Millwall, Bell was handed his chance.

He started the Carabao Cup win at Carlisle United and will keep his shirt for at least one more week as Rovers head to Hull City this afternoon.

Bell helped Rovers to a first clean sheet of the season against Millwall, and felt he dealt with the challenge of Lions winger Jed Wallace, the subject of a multi-million pound deadline day bid from Middlesbrough, well.

He said: “Derrick has picked up a knock which is unfortunate but these are the chances I’ve got to take.

“I thought I put in a steady performance and will look to improve on that.

“If you’re not starting then you can’t afford to slack off, you need to be ready every time.

“I’ve been wanting to play at this level for a long time. I’m here now and want to stamp my mark on it.

“It was a tough game, Millwall are a good side but I thought we handled their threat well.

“He (Wallace) is a good player to play against, one of their key players, and I thought he didn’t do much which is a positive from my side.

“It was definitely something to take from the game.”

Rovers head to the KCOM Stadium with two points from a possible six after back-to-back draws against Millwall and Ipswich Town.

They were within seconds of a 2-1 win at Portman Road, before squandering a number of good opportunities in an improved second half display against Millwall in their first home match of the season.

But thinking positively, Bell said: “We have some vital points on the board already and a clean sheet which is a positive.

“We have to take the positives from the game and we will go all guns blazing in our next game to try and get the three points.”

Rovers failed to find the back of the net against Millwall, despite their second half dominance.

But they found their feet against League Two Carlisle United as they put five past the Cumbrians in the Carabao Cup in midweek.

That included a brace from Adam Armstrong who has returned to Ewood Park on a permanent deal from Newcastle.

Of the 21-year-old’s return, Bell added: “It’s been great, everyone knows the stuff he did for us last season so it’s been good to get him back on board. Everyone is buzzing, we feel confident and going in to every game trying to win.”