Rovers’ ticket promotion for the trio of November home games prompted 600 sales – with a further 1,012 walk-up purchases for the win over Sheffield Wednesday.

The club introduced a three-game package for their November home matches that started with the Owls win on November 2.

That helped counteract the Category A plus criteria for the fixture that saw adult tickets priced at £39, with 2,889 making the trip from South Yorkshire in a crowd of 14,147.

A package offered Rovers fans the chance to watch the Wednesday game, as well as upcoming Ewood fixtures with Barnsley (November 23) and Brentford (November 27) from £45.

The club’s head of commercial and marketing, Greg Coar, had hoped the promotion would attract a further 1,500 fans through the door for those matches, with chief executive Steve Waggott revealing 600 had been sold.

However, more than 1,000 non-season ticket holders bought tickets for the last home game, without taking up the promotion, with 1875 Club members given a £15 discount on purchases.

The Wednesday game was one of two matches that fall under Category A plus that was introduced for this season. The other is the Leeds United fixture that will take place on Saturday, April 4 at Ewood.

Asked during a fans’ forum meeting held earlier this month, Waggott said the club would look at further ticket offers, and had earmarked the Wigan game in December as a possibility, having been moved to Monday, December 23 for Sky Sports coverage.

Waggott also revealed that supports who attended the sold-out Diwali event, that took place in the evening of the Wednesday win, had been offered discounted family tickets for a future game.

Finance director Mike Cheston announced last month that season ticket sales left a £300,000 gap in the club’s income projections, having fallen short of the 10,000 target, with 8,600 sold in all.

That was 100 up on the 8,500 paid sales for 2018/19, with the club having frozen prices this summer.

They have now introduced their half season ticket offer that will include the final 11 home games, starting with the Boxing Day fixture with Birmingham City.

Prices start from £170 for adults in the Riverside stand, and if bought before December 9, will also include the home game with Wigan on December 23.

Another issue raised during the meeting was away supporters being housed in the top tier of the Darwen End that Waggott said he would raise the matter with Tony Mowbray.

The next supporters consultation has also been earmarked for February.