Phil Parkinson strengthened his goalkeeping options after landing Ethan Ross from Stockport County in a season-long loan deal for 2023/24.
The giant keeper comes in at an imposing 6ft 5in and will be familiar to Robins fans after he went on as a second-half substitute in County's recent pre-season win at The J.Davidson Stadium and capped an assured 45 minutes with an excellent late save to deny Regan Linney in a one-on-one with the Alty striker.
Born in Enfield, Ethan came through the youth ranks at Arsenal and Cambridge United and had a three-year spell at West Brom before making his EFL breakthrough after joining Colchester United in 2018.
Following a successful loan spell in the National League with Maidstone United, he made his League debut for Colchester in a 1-1 draw with Yeovil Town, replacing Dillon Barnes after a red card for the U's number one and keeping a clean sheet during his 40 minutes on the pitch.
After a brief spell with Lincoln City, he signed a three-year deal with Stockport in July 2021 and made his debut for Dave Challinor's side in a 2-1 win over Wrexham at a packed Edgeley Park in September that year.
In total, he made 12 appearances in the campaign that ended in promotion to League Two for County, who also loaned him out to Aldershot and York City and have now sanctioned a season-long stay with the Robins for the 26-year old.