Only six Championship clubs spent less on agents fees than Rovers in the year to January 30 2020, figures released by the Football Association have shown.

Rovers spent £1.158m across 22 transactions which included transfer deals, loan signings and contract renewals between February 2019 and January 2020.

In total the 24 Championship clubs spent a combined £49.2m, with Swansea City alone spending almost £5.2m on fees to intermediaries.

Newly-promoted trio Luton (£298,140) Charlton (£303,896) and Barnsley (311,935), plus Millwall (£571,851) and Hull City (£606,551) were the teams to spend less than seven figures on agents fees.

Wigan Athletic (£1.051m) were the only other team in the division to spend less than Rovers.

However, Rovers’ fee is up on the £452,858 spent between 2018 and 2019, and the £764,025 between 2017 and 2018.

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The figures are substantially down on the £3.5m the club paid on agents fees, across 79 transactions, in the 2012/13 season, the first since relegation from the Premier League.

The latest transactions included the permanent signings of Sam Gallagher, Bradley Johnson, Stewart Downing, Lewis Holtby, Tom White and Joe Hilton, loan deals for Christian Walton and Greg Cunningham, plus new deals for John Buckley, Tyler Magloire, Ben Paton, Lewis Thompson, Dan Butterworth, Stefan Mols, Charley Doyle, Ryan Nyambe, Isaac Whitehall, Joe Rankin-Costello, Jack Vale, Matty Platt, Lewis Travis and Scott Wharton.

Spending in the Premier League topped £263m, in League One it was £3.9m and in League Two the total spending was £1.1m.