Rovers added two Championship title-winners to their squad – with the pair hoping for another promotion on their CV after sealing deadline day moves to Ewood Park.

Barry Douglas has twice been part of title-winning sides, with Wolves in 2018 and Leeds United in 2020, while Tom Trybull achieved the same feat with Norwich City in 2019.

The pair signed season-long loan deals with Rovers yesterday and could go straight into the squad for today’s visit of Nottingham Forest.

They come as a boost to Tony Mowbray’s numbers, with his squad stretched by injuries, as well as adding valuable experience and depth to his ranks as Rovers make a concerted push for promotion.

Left back Douglas is keen to get regular games under his belt, having not made a matchday squad for Leeds this season, and is excited by the opportunity that a move to Rovers represents.

He said: “It’s exciting times and I’m really grateful to have a smile back on my face and be able to get back playing football again.

“I want to come and help the club achieve success. At this stage of my career it’s about playing week-in week-out and hopefully help the team by playing my part.

“Knowing a few guys who have played here in the past, they’ve always spoken very highly of the club.

“I want to come in and help, I want to create chances and play my part if selected. I’m really looking forward to it.

“It’s a good group of players here, a good squad that have started well at a club that’s very ambitious.

“I wouldn’t call myself a specialist, but I’ve got two promotions from this division. I think the ambition for everyone in the Championship has to be to get up to the Premier League.

“That’s not about being arrogant, it’s about being ambitious and I believe there’s no reason why we at Rovers can’t be up there.”

Trybull meanwhile has spent three years at Carrow Road, and has a further years left on his deal after signing a contract less than 12 months ago. However, he has been free to leave the club, having not featured for the Canaries this season, but he did play 14 times in the Premier League last term.

The 27-year-old German will boost Rovers’ midfield options, and is adept at playing in the 4-3-3 system that Mowbray has preferred this term.

And Trybull also has eyes on a quick return to the top flight after penning a deal at Rovers until the end of the season.

He said: “I’m very happy and delighted to be a Rovers player, and very proud to be joining such a big club.

“Last season the team showed the sort of football they wanted to play and were very close to the play-off positions for a long time.

 “The ambitions for this season is one of the main reasons why I wanted to come to Rovers. I want to push for the big goal and be a part of it.

“Obviously the Premier League is the best league in the world and is something I’ve experienced already in my career.

“I want to prove again that I can be a crucial part in a team that achieves that goal of reaching the Premier League.

“If you ask any player who’s been in the Premier League and got relegated, they all want to come back.

“I want to be part of a team with big ambitions and Rovers is a big club who wants to push to reach the target of the Premier League.

As for Douglas, aged 31, the set-piece specialist is eager to get back playing after a frustrating time at Elland Road, with Leeds wishing him well with a classy message of thanks from Director of Football Victor Orta after his deal was announced.

“I’m ready to go, my fitness has never been in question. We’ve just come off the back of pre-season and I’m fully fit and raring to go,” Douglas said.

“Without getting ahead of ourselves, it’s only early doors, but I’m just aiming to take things game by game and see how we get on this season.”