Danny Murphy is confident he can handle a 46-game Championship challenge and aid Blackburn's quest to bounce straight back into the big time.
The 35-year-old has opted to step down into the second tier following five productive years at Fulham.
He has shown no signs of slowing down in recent seasons and would appear to be capable of mixing it with English football's elite.
Rovers have snapped him up on a two-year contract and hope Murphy will be plying his trade in the Premier League once again in 2013/14.
The experienced midfielder sees no reason why Steve Kean's side cannot push for an immediate return to the top-flight and believes he will have no problem coping with the demands of what problems to be a testing campaign.
"The amount of games is more difficult, but that's even more reason why you need the strength in depth," said Murphy regarding the prospect of his increased workload.
"The Championship is eight games more than the Premier League and I've thought about that as well, but for two out of the last three years I've played Europa League with Fulham.
"If you look at my own personal games, I've not got a problem with it. In fact I'm better when I'm playing more games than less - a lot of older players seem that way.
"The Championship is a tough league, there's no doubt about that. It's down to Steve and the club to make sure that the squad improves enough for us to have a successful season.
"I think the squad already has really good quality and with the type of people they're trying to get in, I think it's going to be a really exciting year."