The Rovers goalkeeping department has plenty of growth in them, according to the man charged with bringing the best out of the quintet.

Goalkeeping coach Ben Benson has overseen plenty of change during his three years in the job, none moreso than this summer when Rovers have recruited two new stoppers.

Thomas Kaminski earned his third call-up to the Belgium senior squad last week, days after Rovers added Greece Under-21 international Antonis Stergiakis to their ranks.

Rovers missed out on two overseas goalkeepers last summer, but have landed the duo this time around, with Stergiakis joining a plethora of young ‘keepers at the club competing alongside first-choice Kaminski.

That could become a quartet this week as the club look to source a loan move for Andrew Fisher after Stergiakis’ arrival from Slavia Sofia.

“The challenge for us is how quickly we can school them, but a massive strength for us is just how young they all are. It’s going to be an exciting goalkeeping department going forward,” Benson said.

“When you look at our pool now, with Joe Hilton, Jordan Eastham, Andy Fisher, Antonis Stergiakis and Thomas Kaminski, they’re all really young in age, an exciting group.

“Ultimately, at senior level, you’re not preparing goalkeepers for five years down the line, you’re preparing them for every game.”

Eastham signed a two-year professional deal in the summer and caught the eye with his distribution in pre-season, having enjoyed a fine season in the Under-18s last term.

The 18-year-old is expected to wear the gloves for the Under-23s this season, should Fisher, who started the win over Leicester City last week, get his loan move this week.

The 22-year-old made his first Rovers appearance in three years in the Carabao Cup tie win over Doncaster having spent last season with Northampton Town and MK Dons.

Having been an unused substitute in the four Championship fixtures so far, that role is expected now to be taken on by 21-year-old Stergiakis, and for Fisher to try and gain some experience out on loan having not made a league appearance for either of his loan clubs last term.

What’s not in doubt however is the No.1, with Kaminski having impressed in his five outings so far, with clean sheets in his last three matches.

“I think the first few games has been a bit of a whirlwind for Thomas, because it’s obviously not 5-0 and 4-0 every week and three clean sheets in a row,” Benson added.

 “But it’s been a pleasing start when we assess the first four league games of the season.

Key for Benson is the ability to work with permanent goalkeeping options this summer.

Christian Walton played all 46 Championship games last season, while on loan from Brighton, but the 24-year-old returned to his parent club in the summer.

Walton was brought in as Rovers struggled to find a replacement for David Raya, following his move to Brentford, and Benson feels having five permanent goalkeepers on the club’s books can only be a positive.

“When we signed Christian last season there was obviously a lot of dialogue with Brighton, which was good,” he told the club website.

“With loans, they always go back to their parent club, so to bring in two permanent goalkeepers allows us to manage and fast-track them, it makes it easier.”