Jayson Leutwiler says he will come back for pre-season ready to work hard after agreeing a one-year extension to his Rovers contract.

The goalkeeper had the 12-month option in his contract taken up by the club which will extend his stay at Ewood Park in to a third season.

The Canadian international started the final four games of the season, having only made two league appearances prior to that, helping Rovers record back-to-back victories over QPR and Bolton.

David Raya will undergo treatment this summer on the facial injury he sustained during the draw at West Brom in October before the players return for pre-season training at the end of June.

Leutwiler says everyone at the club is determined to push forward next season after their 15th-placed finish after promotion from League One.

“I'll come back for pre-season and continue to work really hard,” said Leutwiler.

“Whether I play one minute or 90 minutes, I'm the same in training every day - I give my best and that's what I'll continue to do.

“We're all looking forward to a good season next season and trying to push on. We've had a solid season, when you think about it, but next season will be a bigger season.

“We're not the team who's just been promoted anymore, we're a team who's been in the Championship for a whole year now, so we need to push on.”

Leutwiler only made his Rovers league debut in the penultimate game of the promotion season, having started all four FA Cup matches that year.

His Championship bow came in November, deputising for Raya, before getting the nod in the reverse fixture at Loftus Road in April, one of four consecutive league starts.

And he admits that was a big lift to him, having struggled for opportunities since his move from Shrewsbury where he had been a regular in the side.

“For me, it was very important to get those four games at the end of the season, which helped me to get a new deal,” he told the club website.

“I'd missed playing regularly, so it was a pleasure to play the games and I enjoyed every minute.

“The results were pretty good, apart from Norwich, but it was just really good to be back out there on the pitch on a Saturday playing games again.”

On his new deal, he added: “I’m very pleased to stay at the club.

Blackburn Rovers is a massive club, so I'm very happy to get an extra year. It means that I work hard and I work well for the club, and I'm really pleased with that.

“I've really enjoyed these past two years.”