Lewis Travis felt there were glimpses of what Jon Dahl Tomasson is trying to implement during the opening day win over QPR.

In his first game since being confirmed as club captain, Travis hit the winner as the Tomasson era started with three points.

There were signs of what Tomasson is looking to bring following his appointment as head coach, with a demand for intensity both on and off the ball.

That suits Travis’ all-action style well, with the 24-year-old expected to be an integral part of the side, not least having been made captain.

“The gaffer wants to implement his style,” Travis explained.

“At half time we were looking at some clips of things we’d done well, you wouldn’t have seen that last season, so you can see glimpses of it.

“That’s a big part of his philosophy, very intense play on and off the ball.

“I always cover a lot of distance, but I said to the lads that the first game is always tough. You are only going to build on your fitness as the season goes on.

“We’ve started as we mean to go on, putting three points on the board, and I can’t see why we can’t have a good season.”

Rovers started with an opening day home win for the second successive season having previously gone 11 years without one.

It felt an even more important victory given the context of it being Tomasson’s first game in charge, but also on the back of the club having so far only made one new signing.

“You want those three points on the opening day because if not you’re looking over your shoulder knowing that you need them,” Travis added.

“I said to the lads before the game to win on the opening day it sets the standard for the rest of the games.

“You can feel it, we’ve only made one signing, but to give a performance like that and get a win, it’s fantastic for everyone to lift everyone’s spirit.

“We’ve always been good at Ewood, you felt it. Towards the end you could feel them (the fans) helping to keep the ball out of the goal.

“If you look over the past few seasons we’ve been good at home, our away form needs to improve, but if we can sustain the home form and add more away wins then I think we’ll have a good season.”

Travis had gone over two years without a goal before netting in the win at Preston North End in April.

It was approaching almost three years since scoring at Ewood before ending that in style as he expertly curled home a shot from 25 yards that gave Seny Dieng no chance.

Describing it, Travis told RoversTV: “I’m always on the edge of the box but not many fall to me, so I just thought I’d have a shot.

“It felt nice off the boot!

“I don’t score many, but it was a great start to the season for me.”