Rovers will still look to sign a new goalkeeper this summer, despite extending the contract of Jayson Leutwiler by a further 12 months.

Boss Tony Mowbray has made no secret of his desire to strengthen his goalkeeping department this summer having left out No.1 David Raya for the final four games of the season.

The Spaniard is thought to be interesting Championship rivals Brentford who are assessing their own options ahead of likely interest in ‘keeper Dan Bentley.

Rovers would be reluctant to lose the 23-year-old who has established himself as one of the most promising stoppers outside of the top-flight, despite spells of inconsistency this term. 

Raya also has two years left to run on his current deal, with Brentford currently thought to be identifying possible replacements for Bentley, who has just 12 months left to go on his contract.

Mowbray is keen to provide competition to Raya and Leutwiler, and add to his goalkeeping department, with a more experienced ‘keeper at Championship level on the wishlist.

The boss has made no secret of that, with ex-Rover Frank Fielding eyed last summer and is now a free agent after leaving Bristol City, but made just seven appearances this season.

It was however expected that Raya, who will undergo surgery on a facial injury sustained in October this summer, would start the new season as No.1.

Although under contract, Mowbray hasn’t ruled out the possibility of Leutwiler looking for pastures news this summer should the opportunity of more regular football become available to the ex-Shrewsbury stopper.

Leutwiler’s four consecutive appearances at the end of the season were his first extended run in the side since arriving at the club in August 2017. 

He has been second choice to Raya throughout that time, making just five appearances in 2017/18, and only one of those coming in the league.

Asked if he still expected a goalkeeper to arrive at the club this summer, Mowbray said: “I would certainly hope so.”