Frank Fielding, who played for Blackburn from the age of 9, left the club in 2011. The former England Under 21 goalkeeper has played for Bristol City and Derby County within the last few years, but has struggled to gain a starting place at both clubs. Rovers are set to announce the signature of Fielding within the next few weeks, for a pretty small fee, and manager Tony Mowbray hopes that with Raya and Leutwiler, he can create real competition in that area.
Rovers are expected to bring in 6 or 7 new players this window, and Frank Fielding is expected to be the first. Valued at around £600,000, this transfer could be yet another cheap and acute deal from Blackburn.
At 31 years old, Fielding also has the experience that Rovers are looking to bring in, to add to their youthful squad for the 2019/20 season. With the likes of Conway and Rodwell's futures unknown, adding experience and age is key for Mowbray's side going into the new season. David Raya, the young Spanish shot-stopper currently at the club is expected to start the new season as the bonafide 'Number 1'.
What do you think? Is Fielding a good enough player for Blackburn next year, or should Mowbray have signed someone better, like Joe Hart - who Rovers have reportedly been tracking?