Rovers are waiting on confirmation of when, and how many, fans will be allowed into Ewood Park before releasing season ticket details.

In six weeks’ time the new Championship season will begin and is expected to continue being played behind closed doors until at least October. Then, under current Government plans, a small section of supporters could be allowed back into grounds, though that comes with no assurance, or confirmed numbers, with reports suggesting between 17 and 33 per cent of capacity.

This follows the announcement that pilot sporting events scheduled to take place in the first two weeks of August have now been shelved in a blow to EFL sides in particularly who will be keen for supporters to return at the earliest possible juncture.

Rovers sold 8,500 season tickets last season, and following the decision to play the nine games after the re-start behind closed doors, fans were given access to watch games via the iFollow stream. The club are working through several scenarios, but season ticket details won’t be released until plans are finalised over what product is being sold.

Ticket revenue accounts for around 20-25 per cent of Rovers’ income, with no matchday revenue, apart from £10 match passes post-lockdown, having been generated since the 2-2 draw with Swansea City on February 29.

Rovers are in the midst of a small break, after their run of nine games in a month to complete the season, but will return to training in two weeks ahead of the September 12 start date for next season.

In a bid to generate income after the re-start, Rovers gave supporters the chance to have cardboard cut-outs with their own image on situated inside Ewood Park for home matches.

Those were located in the lower tier of the Jack Walker stand, and were due to be made available for collection at the end of the season.

However, the club has released a statement to say how they would like to keep those placards for the opening home matches of the 2020/21 which are also set to be played behind closed doors.

A VIP package was also available to supporters, which would then be signed by the players, but under current restrictions that hasn’t been possible.

A club spokesman said: “With the start of next season soon to be upon us and closed/pre-season being a much shorter amount of time than usual, it is likely that the 2020/21 season will begin without fans or with a reduced capacity in the stadium, at least for a couple of games.

“In this case we would like to keep the cut-out substitutes in situ to cheer on Tony Mowbray’s men from the start of the campaign, then once supporters are allowed back in to Ewood Park we can make a plan for their proud owners to safely pick them up from the stadium.

“This will also allow us time to have those that have purchased VIP cut outs to be signed by the players, which has not been possible so far due to stringent measures in protecting both staff and players at the club and ensuring the season was completed safely.

“We will keep supporters updated as and when we have finalised the next steps and when orders will be processed for the beginning of next season.”