Danny Graham is adamant he can play three games in a week and believes his fitness levels are the best they have been during his time at Rovers.

Graham has started 10 of Rovers’ 13 matches this season, coming off the bench in the other three, including a 32nd minute introduction in the 0-0 draw at Derby last month. There, Tony Mowbray called for the experienced striker as Rovers struggled to find a platform at the top end of the pitch in the second match of a three-game week.

Graham’s importance to the team is growing by the week and it is becoming difficult to leave him out.

And of the three games in a week debate, the striker said: “It’s getting a bit boring to be honest.

“I’ve played three games in a week already this season.

“Everyone goes on about me being 33, it doesn’t matter how old you are as long as you keep yourself fit and right.

“I feel as though I’m fitter now than I ever have been at this football club so I think three games in a week is fine for me.

“If other people want to talk about it then that’s fine.

“In the past the gaffer has even changed players who you think would play three games in a week so it doesn’t make a difference.”

A year ago in League One Graham found himself on the bench, starting just three of Rovers’ first 11 third tier matches.

On his change in fortunes and role within the team, Graham added: “I feel as though I’ve done well of late, that my performances have been good and it was nice to get the goal on Saturday.

“I had a few assists before that, and maybe not scored as many as I would like, but I’m a massive team player and if I can help the team by holding the ball up and getting us up the pitch and allowing other players to run in behind, then so be it.

“I’m enjoying my football, I’m playing, we’re winning games so there’s nothing to moan about.”

Graham spent two seasons as a Swansea player between 2011 and 2013, scoring 21 goals before moving to Sunderland.

And he has declared himself fit to play after revealing his substitution with a sore back in the weekend win over Leeds, where he scored the opener, was just a precaution.

“I had a good time at Swansea in the Premier League and thoroughly enjoyed my time in south Wales and I still look out for their results,” the striker added.

“There’s still a few familiar faces, but come 7.45pm that all changes, I’m a Blackburn Rovers player, and I want to do well for this football club.

“If I go there, I score, we get three points and go away happy then so be it

“I have enjoyed myself at most clubs I’ve been at, and there’s been a few, but it will be nice to go back there.

“When I went there with Hull I scored, so hopefully that’s the case again.

“We want to keep progressing as a club and it’s another big game for us.”

So will he celebrate if he scores?

“I actually didn’t celebrate when I scored for Hull,” he added.

“I also do a daft knee slide when I score so we’ll what happens and whether that comes out.”