Rovers could sign-off on a new catering deal for Ewood Park as their long-term association with Northcote comes to an end.

The club and the Langho Michelin-star rated hospitality firm had worked together since 2001, with their current deal set to expire next month.

Rovers hinted there was a possibility that the catering could be brought in-house, but chief executive Steve Waggott says it will be out-sourced, with the club in talks with one external company over taking on the contract.

Britannia Hospitality bought Northcote, and its associated businesses, earlier this year, with Rovers announcing their plans to look for a new catering partner in February.

“Northcote have been with us for 18 years,” said Waggott.

“I wanted to put it out to tender on what companies would come to see what we did.

“Myself and Suhail went to meet various people who were interested and boiled it down to two companies.

“We have selected one and are going through the heads of terms.

“If it comes off we will sweep the lounges and Blues Bar under one umbrella with this new catering partner.

“We will be retaining the staff of Northcote and Blackburn Rovers.

“You will hopefully see upgraded concourse facilities, the lounges will be updated on their audio/visual because we want to increase the use on non-matchdays as this is an area we can really start to bring in extra revenue.

“We will be upgrading other areas of the stadium as well, possibly looking at the Darwen End.

“That comes under the Ewood masterplan.

"There will be some interesting improvements and hopefully a better quality of service going forward across the business and a better offering as well.”