Yasin Ayari believes good results are right around the corner for Rovers as they look to climb the Championship table.

Ayari made his debut off the bench against Cambridge at the weekend following his loan move from Premier League Brighton for the remainder of the campaign.

The 20-year-old spent the first half of the season on loan at Coventry but didn’t get the playing time he was hoping for.

Ayari knows first-hand what it is like to come up against Rovers, playing a key role in Haji Wright’s winner earlier in the season.

“I’m really excited,” said the youngster. “Hopefully, I can develop and play more games. I am happy to be here.

“I went to Coventry at the start of the season and enjoyed my time there. Hopefully, I will enjoy it even more here.

“When we played against Blackburn, they dominated the game and had more chances and more possession of the ball.

“I like that playing style. It was tough to play against, but luckily I got my shot away and it we scored.”

He added: “There are a lot of quality players in this team, I can see it in training already and I felt it when we played against Blackburn. I am sure we are going to climb the table.”

The Swedish international was already familiar with Jon Dahl Tomasson, who had success at Malmo before taking charge at Ewood Park.

“That is why I came here, because his playing style suits me well,” Ayari explained.

“I think (I am best) as an eight but like the manager said, I am used to playing all around the midfield. I have been playing in midfield since I was young so it doesn’t matter where he chooses.”

Ayari’s stint at Coventry was his first taste of Championship football, having arrived in England 12 months ago after catching the eye for AIK in his home country.

Despite facing challenges, the midfielder insists he took lots from the experience - both on and off the pitch.

“Everything is a good experience, even if it goes well or badly,” he reflected.

“I enjoyed my time with the people at the club and made some really good friends. The thing that was lacking was the playing time, that is why I came here.”