Rovers won praise last summer for their switch to a non-gambling front of shirt sponsor, but it’s also behind the scenes where principal sponsors Recoverite Compression are helping the club.

The Australian-based sports recovery company have also supplied their items to Rovers to aid in the recovery of players, both fit and injured, with Bradley Dack having credited their products with helping him get ahead of schedule in his bid to return from a second ACL surgery.

Scott Wharton too has been using their products in his recovery from a ruptured Achilles which is set to sideline him for much of 2021.

Rovers signed a two-year deal with Recoverite on the eve of the 2020/21 season after 10Bet, a Chinese gambling company, opted to cut short their contract with the club.

As well as the financial benefits of the two-year partnership with Recoverite, Ibrahim Kerem, Rehabilitation and Clinical Specialist, and the man charged with helping Dack back to full fitness for a second time, says their products are helping behind the scenes as well.

“We have had really good success with the products over the course of the last season, particularly with our players in rehab. As a rehab co-ordinator, tit’s about he ease of use after a hard and demanding session,” he explained.

“Bradley Dack who has had a recent ACL rupture has been using the knee specific garment, and Scott Wharton who has ruptured his Achilles has been using the calf specific garment over the past six months.

“The biggest benefit is that they’re so easy to use, and the ice slips into the pocket of the garment, and we have instant ice which is very handy for us post-operatively, as well as post-match.

“The other players use the compression garments pre and post match and the idea is to help facilitate recovery and flushing out lactate and alongside good nutrition and hydration and ice baths pays an important role in that.

“I think the marginal gains are key for athletes who are at the peak of their ability.”

The worst fears surrounding Dack were confirmed by manager Tony Mowbray in March in that the 27-year-old had sustained a second ACL injury during the 1-0 defeat to Brentford.

It meant surgery for the second time in a little over a year for Dack, who is now battling to be ahead of schedule as he targets a return to action before the end of the year.

And Dack says the ease of use of the products has been a real benefit to him.

“We have been working with them since I’ve been injured and it’s so much easier to get the ice in and cool the injury down, and getting the swelling down quickly has been a big part of my injury,” he said.

“These have been so helpful for me.  You want those tiny little margins and I think this has helped.

“I’m ahead of schedule and stuff like this is all part of the reason why.”

Sponsorship deals have been more important than ever for Rovers, Italian sports brand Macron stepping up as the club’s new kit manufacturer this summer, agreeing a five-year after a similar agreement with Umbro came to an end.

Although the club accounts to June 2020 are yet to be published, turnover rose by £0.9 million to the year to March 2020 according to the accounts of parent company Venky’s London Limited.

However, that was attributed to a rise in television revenue, as income from matchdays and other commercial activity fell.