With the 2018/19 campaign put to bed, and Rovers’ preparations for next season being stepped up, here’s what each player will be aiming to achieve next term.

David Raya

Win back the full trust of his manager. Put behind him a difficult end to 2018/19 and become more convincing and decisive off his line, both for crosses in to the box and balls played in behind, to add to his undoubted shot-stopping qualities.

Ryan Nyambe

Overcome hamstring problems that have blighted his last two seasons. Become first choice at right back, and improve both his heading, and composure in possession. A first Rovers goal would prove popular.

Derrick Williams

Have a fully fit season after niggling injuries hampered him last term. Establish himself as a first choice, in either central defence, or left back, rather than just be the man to fill in when an opportunity arises in either position.

Richie Smallwood

Restore the reputation that saw him as one of the first names on the team-sheet in the League One promotion campaign.  Show he can have a part to play in a more technically-minded midfield.

Adam Armstrong

Reach double figures for goals, having finished each of the last two seasons on nine. Prove that he can be a long-term option in the No.9 role, and not just out wide.

Joe Rothwell

Continue the form that saw him sparkle on the left in the final weeks of last season and be a player capable of turning games in big moments. Convince Tony Mowbray he can also play inside and look to add more of a goal threat.

Dominic Samuel

To fully overcome the knee injury that devastated his 2018/19 season and re-find confidence in front of goal having not scored at first-team level since December 2017.

Danny Graham

Back-up his player of the year award and show that age is but a number to win another extension to his contract. While Rovers will look to become less reliant on their 16-goal frontman, he will have other ideas and aim to pip Bradley Dack to the top scorer prize.

Harry Chapman

After a torturous time with injuries over the course of the last few seasons, simply having an injury-free time and reminding fans of his lightning feet would be huge for the 21-year-old.

Jayson Leutwiler

Finished the season with four consecutive starts and will want to continue pushing David Raya to feature more than last season, whether that be in the Championship or the cup competitions.

Charlie Mulgrew

Sat out Rovers’ final six matches after losing his place, but captain of the team and a mainstay of the defence, has credit in the bank and will be confident of winning back his spot. Will hope to lead his side to turning around last season’s poor defensive record and prove his worth in defence as well as his excellent set pieces.

Amari’i Bell

Played more games than any Rovers defender last season and became first choice at left back. Will want to be more assertive in his defensive work to rid the mistakes of last season as well as creating more opportunities when driving forward.

Jacob Davenport

Made an impressive debut on the final day of last season, and after an injury-hit time in 2018/19, will look to become a bona-fide first team player given he offers something different to the other midfield options.

Ben Brereton

Much will be expected of the 20-year-old after a settling in period, and will want to build on his goal against Bolton in April. Will have some way to go to win over some supporters, and will want to nail down a position, whether that be as a No.9 or out wide to try and justify his hefty price-tag that looked to weight heavy.

Bradley Dack

A third consecutive season of 18 goals but would a great return for the attacker. Will also look to try and maintain a level of consistency of performance for longer spells of the season and become one of the stars of the division.

Joe Nuttall

Will want to become a fully-fledged first team member of the squad, something he has threatened at various points of the last two seasons. Will be 23 in January and reaching a crucial part of his career which will see him want to add to his three goals last season.

Darragh Lenihan

Winning his place back in the Republic of Ireland set-up will be an aim for Lenihan. That cause will be helped by becoming a leader of the Rovers backline and improve on last season’s defensive record.

Lewis Travis

Continue his breakthrough from last season and become the driving force of what could be a new-look midfield. Will look to mature his game to a level where he can become a dependable fixture in the middle of the park.

Corry Evans

Will hope that his experience and Mowbray’s trust can see him maintain a key role in the side. Adding to his goal tally would be a welcome bonus.

Elliott Bennett

Doesn’t mind the varying roles he has throughout the team so long as he plays, so is unlikely to change that stance next season. Another who will be keen to add more goals, should he play more regularly high up the pitch.

Stewart Downing

Prove that he still has plenty left to offer, despite being 35 before the season starts. Will look to add some control, and quality, to Rovers’ midfield options and possibly earn an extended stay.