Rovers goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler has been named in the provisional Canada squad for the upcoming Gold Cup.

Leutwiler started the final four games of Rovers’ season and was rewarded with a new one-year contract earlier this month.

The 30-year-old has three caps for his country, having also represented Switzerland at youth level.

His lack of game-time has seen him miss out on recent squads, failing to make an appearance for his country since the 2-0 win over Jamaica in March 2017.

However, CONCACAF, the governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean, released the extended rosters for the 16-team continental championship that runs June 15 to July 7, with Leutwiler part of Canada’s 40-man squad.

He is one of six goalkeepers in the squad, competing with regular No.1 Milan Borjan (Red Star Belgrade) as well as Alessandro Busti (Juventus), Maxime Crepeau (Vancouver Whitecaps), James Pantemis (Montreal Impact) and Simon Thomas (KFUM-Kameratene Oslo).

The final 23-player squads will be announced the first week of June.

Any possible involvement for Leutwiler would impact on his pre-season with Rovers, as the players report back for their week-long training camp in the final week of June.

Canada kick off their tournament, which will be stayed in Jamaica, Costa Rica and the USA on June 15 against Martinique in Group A. John Herdman’s team will then play Mexico on June 19 and Cuba on June 23.

The top two teams in the group will advance to the quarter-finals.

Former Rovers attacker Junior Hoilett, now with Cardiff City, is also in the provisional squad.