Rovers have used 27 players already this season – and included five different goalkeepers in their matchday squads.

They include Antonis Stergiakis who has settled in well to life in East Lancashire following his switch from Slavia Sofia.

The Greece Under-21 international has been given chance to familiarise himself with his new surroundings by twice playing for Rovers’ Under-23s.

On top of that he’s been on the bench for three Championship fixtures, as Aynsley Pears deputised for Thomas Kaminski while he was out injured with a groin problem.

Stergiakis was one of three goalkeepers brought in this summer, and Under-23s boss Billy Barr said: “He seems okay. It’s hard when you come from a different country and you’re a young lad.

“He’s got a confidence about himself and he takes things in his stride. He’s had a look at everything really, he’s played for us away at West Ham, he played against Arsenal and he’s been on the bench with the first team.

“I think he’s settling in and Ben (Benson) is making sure that he looks after him. He’s sorting his accommodation out and stuff like that but for the first six weeks I think he’s been fine.”

Stergiakis has impressed with his distribution, and does have experience of first-team football, playing 81 times for former club Slavia Sofia, but he is set to face a wait for his debut.

Kaminski has been first choice at Ewood Park since his arrival from AA Gent, impressing in his eight games, keeping four clean sheets.

The 28-year-old is currently self-isolating in Belgium, after testing positive for Covid-19 while away on international duty, however, Rovers hope he will be available for this weekend’s trip to Luton Town, as well as Pears who missed out against QPR through illness.

That came after a run of three consecutive starts, including a clean sheet against former club Middlesbrough, as Jordan Eastham got the nod over Stergiakis on the bench.

Eastham is the homegrown option, with Andrew Fisher, who had started the Carabao Cup win over Doncaster, leaving the club on deadline day for League One side MK Dons where he has become a regular.

Joe Hilton, a regular for the Under-23s last season, has struggled with injury and illness in the early weeks of the season, adding to the issues Rovers have faced in that position this season.