Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United: Whites backed by largest travelling away support

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LEEDS UNITED will be backed by the largest travelling away support in the Championship so far this season when they visit Ewood Park to face Blackburn Rovers on Saturday week.

For the second year in succession, United will be roared on by a massive contingent in the Darwen End after 6,800 travelled across the Pennines for the fixture in East Lancashire last November.

United have already sold approximately 5,700 tickets for the Roses clash next weekend.

So far this season, the largest visiting support for a Championship game arrived last Saturday when Rotherham United took 4,650 fans for the South Yorkshire derby to face Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

Middlesbrough, who earlier today announced that they have sold out of their entire allocation of 4,800 tickets for their clash at Wigan Athletic on November 22, have now eclipsed those sales figure as have United.

Leeds current average travelling support in the Championship of 2,032 in the 2014-15 season is currently second only to Wolves (2,113).

But with visits to the likes of Blackburn, Derby, Nottingham Forest and Bolton coming up in the next few months and with healthy allocations expected to be snapped up, Leeds are likely to be topping that particular chart shortly.

Jay-Roy Grot heads in Leeds' equaliser against Sheffield Wednesday. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

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