Figures released by the Football Association show Rovers spent £452,858 on agents fees between February 2018 and February 2019.

That was down from £764,024 in 2017/18 and £1.265m in 2016/17, with only two other Championship teams, Millwall and Rotherham, spending less.

The trio were the only teams to spend fewer than £500,000, with Championship teams in total account for £50m in spending.

As well as the total payments made, the documents released by the Football Association also show to who the transactions were made, and each transaction that included a payment.

The Rovers figures include new signings, at both first team and Academy level, as well as contract renewals for both first team and Academy players.

They are listed in order, from Lewis Travis’ contract renewal to the arrival of Louie Annesley from Gibraltar based Lincoln Red Imps in January.

It also includes two payments for the transfer of Ben Brereton, the first being the loan move from Nottingham Forest in August, before that was made permanent in January.

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Of the 24 teams, 17 paid over £1m in fees during this period, with Stoke City the highest spenders (£7.2m).

That was significantly higher than Swansea City in second (£5.5m), while the other relegated Premier League team, West Brom, spent £5.1m.

Table-toppers Norwich paid £2.6m during this period, as did Middlesbrough, while Leeds United spent £2.2m.

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