Rovers have confirmed the signing of Leeds United defender Barry Douglas on a season-long loan - with the Scot eyeing a third Championship promotion of his career.

The club have beaten off competition from Watford to land the 31-year-old on a deal until the end of the 2020/21 campaign.

Douglas has won the Championship title twice in the last three years, helping Wolves to promotion in 2018 and then Leeds United last term.

Rovers have been keen to add a left back to their ranks throughout the summer and Douglas will provide another option for Tony Mowbray, with Amari’i Bell the only other recognised left back in the squad.

He is out of contract at Elland Road in the summer having signed from Wolves in 2018.

Douglas, a set piece specialist, has played 45 times across the last two seasons for Leeds, but has made just one appearance this season, that coming in an EFL Cup tie against Hull City in August.

He missed just six matches for Wolves in 2017/18 en route to helping the Molineux-club to promotion but moved on to Leeds that summer having been a key target for Marcelo Bielsa.

Speaking of his move to Rovers, he said: “It’s exciting times and I’m really grateful to have a smile back on my face and be able to get back playing football again.

“I want to come and help the club achieve success. At this stage of my career it’s about playing week-in week-out and hopefully help the team by playing my part.

“Knowing a few guys who have played here in the past, they’ve always spoken very highly of the club.

“I want to come in and help, I want to create chances and play my part if selected. I’m really looking forward to it.

“It’s a good group of players here, a good squad that have started well at a club that’s very ambitious.

“I wouldn’t call myself a specialist, but I’ve got two promotions from this division. I think the ambition for everyone in the Championship has to be to get up to the Premier League.

“That’s not about being arrogant, it’s about being ambitious and I believe there’s no reason why we at Rovers can’t be up there.”

His career started in Scotland with Queens Park and Dundee United before spending two-and-a-half years in Poland with Lech Poznan.

Douglas then moved to Turkey in January 2016, spending 18 months with Konyaspor before securing a move to England with Wolves.