Ben Chrisene hasn’t been at Rovers for too long but the youngster has already had to learn two completely different ways of playing.

Initially, he was playing catch-up on his team-mates after joining on loan from Aston Villa midway through the season.

Now, the entire squad is adjusting to John Eustace’s demands while also managing their hectic fixture list.

“I think everyone is in the same boat when a new manager comes in so for us loan lads, it helps us out in a way,” said Chrisene.

“It is just a matter of trying to learn how the new manager plays and I think everyone is capable of doing it here.

“From my perspective, it was hard to come in and quickly learn how the previous gaffer was.

“Now, we are learning from the new gaffer but I think we are all coping. We are doing a lot of things behind the scenes to work on that and we should all be alright.

“It seemed like it was a big drastic change in terms of how we play and the philosophies, but every manager has their own ways of winning and how we played (against Stoke) was exactly how we needed to play.

“We might change our gameplan based on who we are playing or sometimes take a longer route, but we will be alright in the long run.”

The 20-year-old has already been used in several different roles at Rovers and is happy to slot in wherever needed.

When asked which is his best role, Chrisene replied: “I couldn’t tell you, to be honest!

“I think I am still trying to work out where in this team is best for me and since I have been here, I have played left wing-back, left back and left centre-back.

“Versatility is a key strength in our team and I feel like I can play any of those positions, in midfield or on the wing.

“It is just about doing what is best for the team and wherever that is, I will be happy to play.

“I used to be a lot more attacking but in my last loan (at Kilmarnock), and this one, I have focused a lot more on the defensive side of things.

“Playing left centre-back, you have to. It is just about getting that consistency.”

Chrisene has made six appearances so far in the Championship, including the goalless draw at Cardiff on Tuesday night.

The youngster is loving the challenge so far and hopes he can kick on in the coming weeks and months as Eustace’s side look to climb the table.

“I have enjoyed it so far, he reflected. “It has been tough but you expect that when you come into a league this competitive as a young player like me.

“There is still a long way to until the end of the season so we will see. Hopefully, I can keep getting minutes which I have been fortunate to get early on.

“But the main thing I am focusing on is the team rather than myself.”

Playing alongside experienced defenders like Kyle McFadzean and Dom Hyam has had a big impact on Chrisene as he settles in at Ewood Park.

“It is great for me,” he said. “That was the first thing I noticed when I came in, especially from Dom.

“He has helped me massively and Kyle being next to me as well, it always helps having experienced pros.

“They are just as good now as when they were younger and it helps me a lot when they speak to me.

“It is nice that we have a bit of a mixture of experience and young players trying to get that experience.”