Andy Moran has had a hectic start to life at Rovers but is already loving life in East Lancashire.

The young midfielder arrived on a season-long loan from Brighton and made his debut off the bench at Watford.

He also started the games against Harrogate and Plymouth and showed some promising signs in the final third.

“I’m loving it so far,” Moran told the Irish press. “I was only there a week before I came into the international camp so it really flew by.

“We had three games in a week so I was thrown straight into the thick of things, but I’m loving it.”

The 19-year-old is currently away on international duty with the Republic of Ireland Under-21 side.

Moran is set to captain the side for the first time against Turkey tonight at Turner’s Cross, with Wolves midfielder Joe Hodge absent through injury.

“Hodgey is a massive loss,” he continued. "I was watching the game when he went down injured and I was just praying that it wasn’t that bad. We’ll miss him big time.

“But on a personal note, it’s a really proud moment to be named captain. It’s huge.”

Moran says he has been inspired by Brighton team-mate Evan Ferguson, who followed a similar path to English football after impressing in the Irish leagues.

The young forward has burst onto the scene in the Premier League and scored a hat trick in a 3-1 victory against Newcastle last weekend.

When asked if he can take belief from Ferguson’s performances, Moran replied: “Definitely, especially being at the same club as him.

“It’s just seeing that the pathway is there and no matter what age you are, you’ll get a chance to play.

“Obviously at international level as well he’s flying, so it’s good to see that if you’re good enough, you’re old enough. It’s really inspiring.

“Since he came to Brighton, he has improved so much and he has learned so much. You can see that all paying off now. Obviously it’s good for us all to see.”