Rovers welcome Bailey’s old club to the KC Lightstream Stadium on Sunday afternoon, though the player himself remains an injury doubt for the game.
“I’m enjoying it and I think it will bring the best from me,” he told BBC Radio Humberside.
“I was at Leeds for a long time but I think I needed a change and I think I can become a leader here. I’m excited for the season.
“We’ve got a new team but we’ve become a tight-knit group already and I think we can surprise some teams.
“I’ll be pushing to be fit but I won’t go out there if I’m not 100% fit. There’s a chance.
“Leeds like to start quick and they’ll look to blow us away. The coach has been picking my brain a little bit and I have put my hand up to try and help as best as I can.”