Rovers Hall of Famer Brad Friedel has been surprisingly overlooked in the latest Match of the Day Top 10 podcast which looks at the best goalkeepers during the Premier League era.

Friedel spent eight years at Ewood Park, including six consecutive seasons in the top-flight, before moving on to Aston Villa and Tottenham where he made a further 164 Premier League appearances.

The American was named in the inaugural Rovers Hall of Fame last year, and currently holds the record for the most consecutive Premier League appearances for any player, 310, between 2004 and 2012.

However, the 48-year-old was overlooked when the panel of Gary Lineker, Ian Wright and Alan Shearer came to discuss the top 10 Premier League goalkeepers, a shortlist drawn up by the Match of the Day commentators.

Former Rovers youngster Shay Given however, did make the shortlist, and Shearer said of the Republic of Ireland international: “He’s one of the nicest and hardest working guys you’ll ever meet.

“He’s a great shot-stopper, things in and around him, quick to react.

“Wasn’t great at kicking which is obviously a big thing in the game now, the goalkeeping position has changed drastically, you still need to keep the ball out of the net,  but that’s where it starts from these days for a lot of teams.

“But for being a brilliant professional, Shay would be right up there.”

Friedel won Rovers’ player of the season award in 2002/03, after collecting 13 clean sheets, but would leave just two league games short of Terry Gennoe’s club record for a goalkeeper of 289.

That didn’t stop him being named in the club’s hall of fame list however, joining Bob Crompton, Ronnie Clayton, Bryan Douglas, Derek Fazackerley, Simon Garner and Alan Shearer in the first batch of inductees.

He Rovers to promotion back to the Premier League in his first season, 2000/01, as well as lifting the Worthington Cup after a man-of-the-match performance against Tottenham in 2002.

From the 1-1 draw with West Brom at Ewood Park on August 14 2004, Friedel would go on to play every game for four seasons, before leaving for Aston Villa where he continued that particular run.

The latest ‘MOTD Top 10 Podcast’ is available to listen to on BBC Sounds.

Alan Shearer’s top 10 Premier League goalkeepers:

1 Peter Schmeichel, 2 David Seaman, 3 Petr Cech, 4 Edwin van der Saar, 5 Ederson, 6 David De Gea, 7 Jens Lehmann, 8 Shay Given, 9 David James, 10 Alisson