Rovers player of the year Danny Graham believes he could benefit from a change in Rovers’ style of play.

Graham walked away as the player and players’ player of the season after his 16 goals helped Rovers finish the season in 15th place.

Operating as a target man, Rovers relied heavily on the physical presence of the striker who started 37 of their 46 Championship matches.

Boss Tony Mowbray is keen to reduce the workload of Graham, who will be 34 when the new season kicks off, but the experienced frontman believes he could still thrive in a more-possession based style having done so during his 18 months at Swansea earlier in his career.

“I have done that at Swansea in the Premier League so it’s something I’m used to and have done in my career,” said Graham who scored 21 goals in 48 appearances for the Welsh club.

“I can adapt to that side of the game and get physical when I need to.

“It was timing of movements, that sort of thing, when it’s that type of build-up and sometimes you might not see the ball for several minutes in a game.

“If that’s how the gaffer wants to play then I’m more than capable of doing it and it’s up to myself to keep myself fit and stay in the team.”

Graham says Rovers have been working hard in training on introducing a more patient way of playing which is expected to be honed during the close season.

It is something the striker feels will benefit the squad next term in having more than one way of going about things.

He added: “The gaffer has spoken to everyone about it.

“He says he wants to change the style of play a bit and I think we need that.

“I don’t think you can be one-dimensional and if you have a couple of ways of playing that can only be good for us.”

Graham has made light of his age, reaching double figures for goals for the third successive season at Rovers and being a regular in the side.

Rovers will look to add competition to Graham in the summer transfer window, having failed to do so in January.

But Graham is determined to come back fitter than ever and battle for his place in the side.

“I’ll be looking forward to pre-season because it comes around quicker than you think,” said Graham, who passed 150 career league goals this season.

“I just have to work that bit harder, it comes to everyone.

“I’ll be working hard over the summer, coming back fit and looking forward to another good season.”