Rovers have added a new coach to their backroom team – further strengthening Jon Dahl Tomasson’s staff.

Chris Renshaw has been appointed as assistant first-team goalkeeping/transition coach. The 24-year-old will work alongside first-team goalkeeping coach Ben Benson who has been in the role since February 2017.

Renshaw will make the step-up from his previous role working in the Academy and will be entrusted with ensuring the development of Rovers’ goalkeeping ranks.

His role will focus on bridging the gap between Academy and first-team, with Jordan Eastham and Aidan Dowling currently away with the senior side in Portugal.

Thomas Kaminski and Aynsley Pears are Rovers’ most senior options between the sticks, with Eastham and Dowling, as well as Joe Hilton and Felix Goddard, those making progress behind them.

Renshaw, who plays for National League North side Curzon Ashton, spent time with Oldham and Everton in his youth.

He said of the role: “I’m thankful to Ben and the club for giving me this opportunity.

“I’ll be working alongside some top class goalkeepers and will give my all to help develop them.”

Benson was retained from Tony Mowbray’s coaching staff, as were David Lowe and Damien Johnson.

Head coach Tomasson brought in Remy Reijnierse as his assistant, with Ben Rosen heading up the club’s fitness and sports science department.

Benson said of Renshaw: “I’m delighted to have Chris on board.

“We are always looking at ways to try and improve both the goalkeeping department and the club, and we believe this is one step towards that.”