Tony Mowbray revealed Rovers’ search for a new goalkeeper is nearing a positive conclusion.

Rovers have targeted a new goalkeeper all summer, a search that was intensified following the departure of David Raya to Brentford.

Mowbray admits there could be two new ‘keepers through the Ewood arrivals door this summer, but hopes one can be tied up before the trip to Rangers on Sunday.

As he did at Barrow in the opening friendly, Andrew Fisher played the full 90 minutes at Mansfield Town, but Jayson Leutwiler, who started the final four games of last season, is back from his international commitments with Canada and is expected to feature at Ibrox.

On his goalkeeper search, Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph after the 3-1 win at Mansfield: “It is coming to an end I think.

“You never know until you’ve got people signed whether they’re going to get done.

“But we’re pretty positive in the next day or two we’ll have some announcements to make.”

On the  composition of his goalkeeping department, the boss added: “We’re thinking two, but let’s get one done first.

“In an ideal world we’d probably bring in a more experienced one and then a younger one to compete.

“We’ll see which one drops in first.”

Rovers have added three senior players so far this window, Stewart Downing, Bradley Johnson and Sam Gallagher.

They looked well stocked in the midfield and forward areas but are yet to add to their defensive ranks, despite shipping 69 goals last season.

But keen to address that, Mowbray added: “We have a budget to spend and will wait and see.

“My job is to strengthen and keep strengthening.

“Every window is an opportunity. You have so much to spend and then you work with your team and when the next window comes we’ll still be looking to strengthen.

“The job of looking for better players never stops.

“The defensive area of the team could do with some competition and some bodies added and we’ll try and do that.”