Tom Trybull was made to feel a big part of the Rovers project which helped ease the stress of the looming transfer deadline.

Norwich had made clear to the German midfielder that he wouldn’t be part of their plans, though his move to Rovers wasn’t finalised until the final hours of the window.

Trybull says that made for an anxious time, but one he expected, as he took his time to decide on which would be the best move for him.

Having been part of a free-flowing Norwich side that won promotion to the Championship in 2018/19, and having featured in half of their Premier League fixtures last term, he had a clear identity of the side he wanted to join.

And what he saw, and heard, about Rovers made him decide an Ewood Park move was the right one for him, even despite the four-and-a-half hour drive from Norwich.

He told the Lancashire Telegraph: “It was not an easy time to be honest but I expected it that it could happen and take a bit longer.

“I have to mention that I was waiting for the right one and I had a couple of options where I could have signed a couple of deals already but it was important for me to be part of a big club, a good club, with high ambitions and would give me the feeling that they needed me.

“Blackburn, we were in contact and they tried everything to convince me and this was also one of the things I was really impressed.

“I wanted to be a part of this project because we can achieve something special and we need to show it.

“From what I’ve seen so far we’ve got a good group of players.”

Trybull had played just six times for Norwich in the calendar year, but was thrust quickly into the action for Rovers, making his debut off the bench in the midweek defeat at Watford.

He is likely to come a key part of the side moving forward, in the deep-lying central midfield role, and could be handed his first start as early as today’s game at Coventry City.

The 27-year-old feels the club’s style will suit him, and make Rovers an attractive side to watch, but to become a successful one, he feels taking chances and hard work must come before ‘fun’.

“The Nottingham Forest game a lot of players said that they weren’t on the top of their game, their best performance, but against Watford I thought they showed a really good reaction for most of the game,” he explained.

“If we had taken our chances the game could have been much different. That has to be the standard, and to get even better using our chances and that was one of the reasons why I decided to come to play.

“Not only because of the ambition but the way they’re trying to play, building the play from the back with short passes and long passes.

“This has what the team showed in the early weeks of the season and on Wednesday and I think we can have a lot of fun, but it’s very important and you have to work hard for everything in the Championship.

“Then you can show how good you are on the ball, but first of all you have to work.”

The presence of Lewis Holtby in the squad has helped Trybull settle into his new surroundings,

While his early impressions of life at Rovers have been good, from a personal point of view he couldn’t hide his delight at getting minutes into his legs at Vicarage Road.

He said: “It felt very good to be back out there. It was a shame about the result in my opinion, we could have taken much more out of the game but as a team and as a group we can take a lot of positive things out of the game.

“For me personally I need every minute possible and I was very pleased with the first few minutes and I want to get more.

“I’m feeling good, I’m feeling ready, we’ve been training pretty hard the last couple of days and I want to have an impact on the team, help the team to get the points and I’m feeling ready.”