Rovers have confirmed they are one of the 11 Championship clubs who have written to the EFL to request an investigation in to the Leeds United ‘spygate’ scandal.

A report over the weekend outlined 11 teams had come together to ‘demand an extensive enquiry’ after Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa admitted he had sent a member of his coaching staff to watch the training sessions of each of their opponents this season.

Bielsa made the admission during an extraordinary press conference last week, with Rovers boss Tony Mowbray saying the matter needed an investigation and ‘not to be laughed off’ when quizzed on the matter.

Norwich City, second in the table and one point behind Leeds, are said to be the driving force behind the letter, while Bristol City chairman Steve Lansdown has gone as far as saying Leeds should be docked points.

A Rovers spokesman said: “Following the comments made by Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa last week, Blackburn Rovers and a number of Championship clubs have written to the EFL asking for full disclosure.”

Bielsa made the admission after a member of Leeds United's coaching staff was detained by police after reports of suspicious behaviour by Derby County at their training ground ahead of their meeting at Elland Road on January 11.

While Bielsa hasn’t broken any rules, an investigation would likely centre around whether Leeds’ behaviour related to improper conduct.

An EFL spokesman said: “We have received a communication on behalf of a number of clubs which will be considered as part of the current investigation that has commenced.”