Tony Mowbray has all but confirmed Jayson Leutwiler will play for the first time this season when QPR visit Ewood Park, but insists the Canada international will be ready.
Leutwiler has had to be patient for his chances since arriving at Rovers in the summer of 2017, with his only league appearance coming against Charlton Athletic at the back end of last season.
But following a horrific facial injury to David Raya last week at West Bromwich Albion, Leutwiler is expected to don the gloves for this weekend's clash against QPR.
“It’s a difficult position being a goalkeeper as all of them train really hard every single day, and yet they know there will be no reward at the end of the week," Tony told iFollow Rovers.
“The goalkeepers have to be ready at any moment. Both goalkeepers, Jayson Leutwiler and young Andy Fisher, train like demons. They throw themselves about and join in every drill we do.
“Jayson, without trying to give too much away, has waited very patiently, is a good pro, works hard and has been very supportive of David since joining the club.
“He’s done all the work, the goalkeepers work to a training programme every week. Jayson is a very good professional, he just needs to make sure he is mentally ready."
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