Tony Mowbray has no doubts about handing Thomas Kaminski his Rovers debut on the opening day insisting: ‘he’s here to play’.

Kaminski signed for Rovers last month, but was forced into quarantine for 14 days after flying in from Belgium to seal his move from AA Gent for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old was free to train with Rovers from Tuesday and will make his debut when Rovers start their Championship campaign at Bournemouth tomorrow.

Despite his lack of training time, Mowbray feels Kaminski has integrated well in to the group and has watched all of their pre-season fixtures, and Carabao Cup tie with Doncaster, as well as studying video clips of last season’s matches.

Kaminski has been brought in as first-choice at Rovers after Christian Walton spent last season on loan from Brighton after the departure of David Raya.

And Mowbray has full faith in his new goalkeeper who will become the first ever Belgian to play for the club.

“Would we have signed a goalie from abroad 18 months ago? Probably not, other than a guess,” the manager said.

“This isn’t a guess, we have studied, watched, asked questions, analysed.

“I’ve have had chats with the player, felt his personality before everything got pushed on and here he is, now he has to go on the grass and do it and we’ll all get judged on how he does, no more than him of course.

“He’s the one who will get judged each game, and it’s the same with every player.”

Rovers will look to bring in a back-up goalkeeper to provide competition for Kaminski and allow Andrew Fisher to go out on loan.

Fisher had started each of the pre-season friendlies, and the Doncaster cup tie, but Mowbray was delighted to welcome his new No.1 to the fold.

He added: “It was important to get him behind a back four and feeling the personnel infront of him.

“He’s a good personality, but it’s important he learns about the players infront of him. We’ve tailored training so that he feels a part of what we’re trying to do.

“He’s here to play. We hope he starts like a house on fire, makes some great saves and helps us win football matches, of course, but moving to a new country, trying to relocate your family, all of that, it’s about bedding yourself in to a football club and we hope that he hits the ground running.

“We’ll judge him at the end of the season, but hopefully he starts well.”