Sam Vokes’ departure, and the arrival of Peter Crouch, were the main dealings of the three East Lancashire clubs on deadline day.

Vokes ended his seven-year association with the Clarets to move to Championship side Stoke City for a fee in the region of £7m on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Sean Dyche brought in 38-year-old Peter Crouch as a replacement on a deal until the end of the season, having been rebuffed in his pursuit of Birmingham City striker Che Adams who has scored 15 goals this season.

Crouch was the only incoming of the month at Turf Moor.

Rovers had targeted a striker on deadline day, but were priced out of their attempts to bring in any potential targets, while Sam Gallagher stayed with parent club Southampton.

The only deals done at Ewood Park were outgoings, as midfielder Willem Tomlinson departed on a free transfer, as did young striker Okera Simmonds. Goalkeeper Ollie Byrne also saw his loan spell at League Two side Stevenage be made permanent.

Harry Chapman, signed on a permanent deal from Middlesbrough on Monday, was Rovers’ only incoming of the month, though Ben Brereton’s permanent transfer from Nottingham Forest, after an initial loan spell, was confirmed.

Defender Paul Downing, who joined Doncaster on loan, was the only senior player to depart.

Accrington Stanley finished the month with five fresh faces, but having done their business early, John Coleman enjoyed a quiet deadline day.

The only deal done was an outgoing, as winger Piero Mingoia departed for Morecambe on a loan deal until the end of the season.

Stanley’s business included bringing in goalkeeper Dimi Evtimov on an 18-month deal, as well as signing left back Liam Gibson from Newcastle. Janoi Donacien returned on loan from Ipswich, they also added forwards Paul Smyth and Luke Armstrong from QPR and Middlesbrough respectively