Syers, 24, joined Rovers on a two-year deal on Thursday after the midfielder's contract at Bradford expired following a two-year spell in League Two with the Bantams.
He is relishing the challenge of making the step up to League One and cannot wait for the season to start.
"I came down here and met Dean, and ever since then there was no looking back," he told the club's official website.
"It's an unbelievable club and he (Dean) really sold it to me. After the meeting it was a case of when could I sign rather than if.
"Obviously relegation last season is a disappointment, but speaking to Dean you can see the passion and the ideas he has - I just can't wait to be a part of it."