Nine individuals from six Championship clubs have tested positive for COVID-19 in the fourth round of testing – but the Lancashire Telegraph understands that Rovers recorded a clean bill of health.

Rovers declined to comment on whether any players, or members of staff, had tested positive in the latest tests, but reports in the national media that ‘at least two’ players had tested positive are believed to be wide of the mark.

Club captain Elliott Bennett is the only confirmed case at the club in the four rounds of testing, the latest of which were carried out on Monday.

Preston North End and Sheffield Wednesday have both confirmed one positive case each.

The results come after the EFL announced a provisional return to action for Championship sides on June 20, with the regular season set to end on July 22, followed by the play-offs.

That has been met with opposition by some clubs who have yet to return to contact training, something Rovers are expected to do on Thursday.

Rovers' training numbers were boosted this week following the return of Lewis Holtby.

The EFL statement read: “Following the latest round of COVID-19 testing, the EFL can confirm that 1,094 players and Club staff from the 24 Championship Clubs were tested over the course of Saturday, May 30, Sunday, May 31, Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2 with nine individuals testing positive from six clubs.

“Those players or club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate in line with the guidelines provided by the EFL and only those who have tested negative will be permitted to enter training ground facilities.”

Meanwhile, no players, or members of staff, from the four League Two clubs who were tested, recorded positive results.