Rovers’ Championship fixture that lands on FA Cup fourth weekend will go ahead as scheduled.

That comes after Rovers’ opponents on that date, Middlesbrough, were also knocked out of the competition.

Rovers exited at the third round stage for the fourth successive year when beaten 1-0 at Ewood Park by Doncaster, but won’t be afforded a free weekend after a patched-up Middlesbrough side were beaten at Brentford.

That leaves their fixture on Saturday, January 23 at the Riverside free to be played.

The fifth round lands on a blank midweek of Wednesday, February 10, so the only possible change to Rovers’ schedule because of the FA Cup would come should league leaders Norwich City reach the quarter finals.

Rovers are down to travel to Carrow Road on Saturday, March 20 when the last eight ties will be placed. Daniel Farke’s side made it safely into the fourth round with victory over Coventry City.

That was one of five all-Championship ties as Luton Town beat Reading 1-0, Nottingham Forest beat Cardiff City by the same scoreline, Wycombe Wanderers were convincing 4-1 winners over Preston North End, as well as the wins for Brentford and Norwich.

It was a tough day for Championship clubs, as Derby County’s youngsters were beaten 2-0 at Chorley, Rotherham United put up a brave fight against Everton only to be beaten in extra-time, as were QPR at home to Fulham.

Stoke City, who Rovers face next, were beaten by Leicester City 4-0 at the bet365 Stadium, Huddersfield Town were beaten at home by Plymouth Argyle  3-2, while Watford lost 1-0 at Manchester United.

Those to progress were Millwall at Boreham Wood, Swansea City at Stevenage and Sheffield Wednesday at Exeter City, while Barnsley beat Tranmere Rovers on Sunday.

Ten clubs are yet to reach the halfway stage they should be at given the postponements, with Rotherham having up to three games in hand on some.

There are three matches scheduled for this midweek, one which could affect Rovers’ league position.

Victory for Luton Town at home to QPR would see them drop to 12th, while elsewhere Bournemouth host Millwall and Brentford welcome Bristol City.