Crown Paints is to be the new club sponsor of Blackburn Rovers. The company, based in Darwen, Lancashire, has signed a three year deal with Rovers. The club's current agreement with Bet 24 is due to expire at the end of this season.
The move by Crown marks a return to top flight football after more than 20 years away from the game. Howard Luft, Managing Director of Crown Paints, said: "This is a welcome return to football for us and is truly a marriage made in heaven. A large part of our Darwen workforce are Rovers supporters and I know they will be delighted with this announcement