BLACKPOOL boss Gary Bowyer has questioned Rovers’ decision to postpone their League One fixture from its original date and has asked the EFL to look at the ruling with regards to calling off games for international call-ups.

The two sides were set to meet on October 7, with Rovers opting to postpone the fixture having had three players called up for international duty, as was their right under league rules.

Rovers won Tuesday’s re-arranged fixture 4-2, which came at a time when Blackpool had injuries to several key players having been just one point off the play-off spots when the original games was scheduled.

And while ex-Ewood boss Bowyer said he had no problem with the call-ups of Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland) and Corry Evans (Northern Ireland), who played in World Cup qualifiers, he says Rovers should have been able to cope without back-up goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler who was an unused substitute for Canada in their defeat to El Salvador on October 8.

Leutwiler, a summer signing from Shrewsbury Town, is yet to make a league appearance for Rovers.

Bowyer told the Blackpool Gazette: “They had a bit of luck with the game being called off because when we were due to play we had a fully fit squad and we were winning games. That’s important.

“I think it’s got to be looked at. Evans and Mulgrew were playing in World Cup qualifiers, no problem. But the third one went to Canada as a sub goalkeeper. They called the game off for that.

“A club of that size has surely got to have another goalkeeper who can sit on the bench for a game.

“When we have the spine of our team missing (as on Tuesday) it has a big impact on us.

“In this league you need a bit of luck if you’re going to be competitive. You need a bigger squad than we’ve got.”

Rovers have seen all three games which have fallen on international weekends postponed. The first two against Fleetwood Town and Blackpool were of their choice, following the call-ups to their international trio, while the latest against Walsall was at the Saddlers' request.