The Robins have faced multiple trips up to Lancashire in recent weeks, facing Blackpool on Bank Holiday weekend, as well as Wigan Athletic in early August, whilst a trip to Burnley’s Turf Moor is next week.
Over a 1,000 fans went to Bloomfield Road last Saturday, enjoying the August sunshine but a week later at Ewood Park, less than a 1,000 fans went.
City fans face long journeys in the Championship and often make up the most mileage given their geographical location. It was a 390-mile round trip for the fans who attended the match on Saturday, travelling for six hours and 14 minutes, without including service station stops.
Amidst the cost of living crisis, fans have had to prioritise which games they would like to travel to but despite taking a lesser number than the week before, fans were treated to another consistent performance from Nigel Pearson’s side.
Man-of-the-moment Tommy Conway opened the scoring before Nahki Wells added a brace to defeat Rovers 3-2, putting them well in the promotion picture.
At Ashton Gate, where City next play at this coming Saturday against Preston North End, they boast the sixth highest average attendance with 20,523 fans on average making their way through the turnstiles so far.
Compared to the rest of the division, Sunderland sold out their away allocation at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium with 2,575 making up the 30,000+ attendance on Monday evening.
Birmingham City, also in Lancashire last Saturday, took over 2,000 fans to Deepdale, taking in their 1-0 win against the Lilywhites, who tasted defeat for the first time this season.
Burnley, another one of the Lancashire clubs were on their travels on Friday evening as they took an estimated 2,000 fans to The Hawthorns for the 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.
Severnside rivals Cardiff City took 1,431 fans to the capital as the Bluebirds tasted a 2-0 defeat to Millwall.
Queens Park Rangers were the only other team not to break into four figures as 903 supporters witnessed a 1-0 defeat in South Wales to Swansea City.
Hertfordshire-based Watford had 1,834 fans in Rotherham for the 1-1 draw at the New York Stadium.
Championship away followings (Friday, September 2 to Monday, September 5)
Birmingham City: 2,073
Coventry City: 1,849
Cardiff City: 1,431
Wigan Athletic: 1,035
Queens Park Rangers: 903
Bristol City: 615
*Figures based off of Football League website The 72