Reda Khadra believes Tony Mowbray can be a manager to get the best out of him by giving him freedom to perform.

Used off the bench in Rovers’ last five matches Khadra is hoping an opportunity will open up for him, possibly as soon as this weekend, for him to show what he can offer from the start.

He has so far given glimpses of his promise, not least in the 2-0 win over Hull City, and having spent time working his way up to full fitness, he feels his time is coming to star on the first-team stage.

The 20-year-old joined on a season-long loan from Brighton & Hove Albion and is part of a crop of young attackers awaiting their chance, with Ian Poveda and Dan Butterworth also in contention for the weekend visit of Coventry City with Ben Brereton set to miss out due to his international commitments, while Sam Gallagher is an injury doubt.

While some may view the trio as similar, Mowbray has outlined the differences in them, and sees Khadra as an out-and-out winger, playing off both the right and left flanks.

Khadra says the information passed to him from the manager has been music to his ears, and he feels the young squad assembled are in a good place.

He said: “I like coaches like him because he lets me do my thing, gives me freedom, but also gives me tips and tells me what I can do better.

“We are a young team, we want to play football and enjoy the moment.

“It’s very fun to play in such a team, a young team, but I feel we have a very strong team.

“I enjoy football, I want to have fun and want to show that on the pitch. I felt I did that well on my debut.

“I want to show the fans what I can do and hopefully do that more and more soon.

“Hopefully soon I will be starting.”

With his Brighton debut under his belt, a substitute appearance in January’s defeat at Manchester City, he is highly touted to be a success with the Seagulls.

He’s putting any thoughts of his parent club to one side for now however, instead keen to focus on having an impact for Rovers.

Having settled in quickly to life at the club, his next aim is to cement a spot in the side, and feels playing off the left is where supporters will get to see the best of him.

“I prefer to play on the left so I can also cut inside and shoot, or go on the outside and cross,” he said.

“On the right side it’s more about running the line and I think on the left I’m more effective.

“Wherever the coach tells me to play I will, but if you ask me, the left side is where I prefer.”

Khadra is new to Rovers, but also to English football, only moving to Brighton last summer from boyhood club Borussia Dortmund.

Despite being educated in Germany, former Borussia Dortmund youngster Khadra believes his attributes can suit English football, but admits his move to these shores wasn't particularly planned.

He added: “It was not planned to go to England, it was to have some trials and at the end of those I went to Brighton and signed there.

“I then began to think that England was the right place for me with my qualities, I feel they are good for here.

“Brighton have a good system of helping young players.

“I have played in different teams now so I feel as though it’s normal to be in new teams, new buildings.

“You always have players there to help you settle in.

“It’s a very young group but a very good group and I think we can do something this year.

“At the moment, we’re in a good place.”