Tom Trybull has welcomed the midfield competition as he looks to win back his place in the side.

Norwich City loanee Trybull made four consecutive starts for Rovers but dropped to the bench for the QPR win after being forced off in the 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough after a knock to the ribs.

When Corry Evans was injured just minutes into the QPR win, and with Lewis Holtby out through illness, Tony Mowbray turned to Academy graduate John Buckley who impressed alongside Joe Rothwell and the returning Bradley Johnson.

Johnson, the Championship’s player of the month for September, missed three matches after being forced to self-isolate, with Holtby and Rothwell themselves having issues with illness this season.

Lewis Travis has spent two months out of the side, but after the arrival of Trybull and return of Stewart Downing, Rovers’ options in the middle of the park remain strong.

And Trybull, who is in line for a recall at Luton, said: “We need each and every player, not just in midfield, we have a lot of players in each and every position.

“If you want to reach your targets then each and every player has to be available, in a good shape, in good form and that’s why competition helps always to reach your targets.

“I have settled in very well, the lads have made it very easy for me to settle in. We have a good group of players so all in all I’m really happy to be here.

“My first impressions have been very good here.”

Holtby has helped German compatriot settle into life at Ewood, and Trybull admits his fellow midfielder has been a big help.

He added: “In the first couple of days especially he took care of me and looked after me. He played a big part in the first couple for sure.”

Trybull signed a season-long loan deal at Rovers in a bid to get more regular game-time having fallen out of favour at Carrow Road.

He started 14 times in their one-season stay in the Premier League, but just twice in 2020, as the Canaries endured a tough end to the campaign.

They lost all nine of their post-lockdown fixtures, scoring just one goal, and while Trybull enjoyed testing himself in the top flight, he admits there were plenty of lessons to learn.

“It was a great experience to play in the best league in the world. We played a couple of good games but we didn’t get the results a lot of the time,” he explained.

“That was a big frustration and the biggest difference was that the teams in the Premier League were very clinical with their finishing and if they had one chance then they scored with the first one.

“Especially after the lockdown we struggled to get back in shape and then the gap between the other teams was getting bigger and it was very frustrating to be honest.

“It was a great experience but how it ended wasn’t that great.”