Former Rovers midfielder Peter Whittingham is in hospital after an 'accidental fall', South Wales Police have confirmed.

Police didn’t provide further details on his condition, but said he remains at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

"At around 10pm on March 7, South Wales Police were called to a licensed premises in Barry," a police statement read.

"A 35-year-old man from Penarth suffered a head injury as a result of a fall and remains at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

"At this stage there is no evidence or suggestion of a criminal act, and it appears the injury was caused by an accidental fall.

"Enquiries are continuing into the circumstances of the incident."

Whittingham spent 12 months at Ewood Park, signing for Rovers ahead of the League One promotion-winning campaign in which he played 21 times, after ending his 10-year association with Cardiff City.

Whittingham’s last appearance for Rovers came in the Carabao Cup tie at Carlisle United in August 2018, with his contract cut short later that month.

That gave him the opportunity to sign for a club outside of the transfer window, and while Whittingham never officially retired from the game, he hasn’t played since.

Whittingham’s career spanned 15 years, playing 575 times, with 10 years spent at Cardiff City where he won a place in the EFL team of the decade.

The set-piece specialist ended his career with a century of senior goals.