Rovers keeper Thomas Kaminski is part of the Belgium squad for their upcoming friendly fixtures as he remains on standby for their Euro 2020 squad.

Kaminski has linked up with the national team for games against Greece (June 3) and Croatia (June 6), with both matches taking place in Brussels.

The 28-year-old, who won Rovers’ player of the year prize after an excellent debut season at Ewood Park, is yet to be capped for his country but has been named in their squad for the last three rounds of international fixtures.

Matz Sels was picked ahead of him as back-up to Thibaut Courtois and Simon Mignolet in Roberto Martinez’s squad for this summer’s tournament, with three goalkeeping options able to be selected in the 26-man squad.

Kaminski had hoped to be picked ahead of the former Newcastle United man, now with Strasbourg, following the withdrawal of Koen Casteels, the Wolfsburg stopper ruled out of this summer through injury.

Kaminski made 45 appearances for Rovers following his move from KAA Gent last summer for £450,000 and will be aiming to win his first cap in this week’s fixtures.

Unless there is an injury within the goalkeeping options, Kaminski will be released from the national team who face Russia (June 12), Denmark (June 17) and Finland (June 21) in the group stages.

He will then prepare for his second season between the sticks for Rovers and is looking forward to meeting the club’s supporters for the first time.

“When you think about English football you talk about the stadiums and the fans,” Kaminski said.

“Hopefully, and I think it’s looking good, that next season the fans can come back and support us.

“It might feel like the first day at school, getting back to normal after a long period away, it will be very exciting and hopefully it can push us to better performances.”