There is a slight disappointment for Harry Chapman that the season has drawn to a close.

Used off the bench in Rovers’ final two matches, that was his first senior action since October 2017 having battled back from two long-term hamstring injuries.

However, the 22-year-old, who returned to Ewood Park on a permanent deal from Middlesbrough in January, is looking forward to a rare summer off.

Chapman sustained the first of his two hamstring pulls at Wigan in October 2017 and was injured in his comeback game for Rovers Under-23s in March 2018.

That summer was spent going through rehabilitation work, with more fitness work on his schedule when signing for Rovers in a bid to make him first team ready.

In 2017, Chapman was part of England’s World Cup winning Under-20s side.

And of a rare break, the flying winger said: “I’ve never really been off in a summer.

“I’ve either had little injuries or I’ve been away playing for England.

“I’ll make sure I’m ready to go when pre-season comes around again.

“I’ll chat with the physios and get a plan drawn up for the summer, to ensure I take a shirt when we return to training.”

Though Chapman knows he can’t let his fitness work in 2019 go to waste, as he looks to get himself in a position to challenge for a regular starting spot next season.

He added: “As I’m getting going we’ve got another break.

“I’ll work hard in the summer and be ready to go for pre-season. I feel good, the best I’ve felt in a long time to be honest.

“The hamstring feels great and that’s credit to the fitness staff and the gaffer showing patience in me.

There has been no shortage of struggle for a player whose career has been blighted by long-term injury.

 “To have it go a second time was heartbreaking for me as I had put in so much hard work to get fit,” he told the club website.

 “I cleared my head and worked hard in the summer. I totalled about a week off in the summer of 2018.

 “The first six months of the season was how it was. I didn’t play much at Middlesbrough, but coming back here gave me a real lift and a fresh start.

 “I’m going to give it my all here.”