The son of one of the Rovers owners was at Ewood Park on Saturday where he met with boss Tony Mowbray.

Jagdish Balaji Rao, son of Rovers owner Balaji, watched from the stands as Rovers got back to winning ways with a 4-2 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

Jagdish met Mowbray prior to the game to pass on the well wishes of the owners after the 55-year-old penned a new long-term contract the day before.

The owners haven’t been present a Rovers game in three years, but chief executive Steve Waggott and Mowbray have both spoken of how they hope they will return soon.

The Rao family marked eight years in charge of Rovers last month, with Mowbray having flown to Pune twice during his tenure to meet them.

After the boss extended his stay at Ewood, a statement released by the owners said: “We are delighted that Tony Mowbray has agreed a new long-term contract with the football club.

“Tony is someone we have the utmost respect for, both as a person and a football manager. He conducts himself the right way, his philosophies and values match our own, and we have a common ambition.

“Over the course of his tenure, he has united the supporter base and assembled a group of players that not only give their all for the shirt, but have also shown that they can compete with any team in this division. As this team develops and grows, we are excited by what they can achieve.

“The new deal ensures stability, which is so vitally important, and provides a platform for the club to continue to move forward in the right direction.

“We want this great club to get back to where it belongs and Tony will have our steadfast support and backing as we embark on this journey together.”