Swansea City boss Steve Cooper said there is an unfairness to his club’s fixture scheduling ahead of the trip to Ewood Park tomorrow night.

The Swans saw their Saturday fixture at Barnsley televised, with a kick-off time of 7.45pm, before the trip to Rovers less than 72 hours later.

Swansea won 2-0 at Oakwell to stay second in the table, but Cooper made his feelings clear about the scheduling in an interview with the BBC, stating it was both ‘unfair and unkind’ and wouldn’t happen to other sides in the division.

The two meet at Ewood Park tomorrow (7pm), meaning back-to-back away trips for the Swans who host Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on Saturday.

"We've got to go to Blackburn on Tuesday and we're still in Yorkshire at 10.20 on a Saturday. It's unfair,” Cooper said.

"We've got four days of travel, truth be told.

"It's going to be really tough, a quick turnaround for Tuesday. Is it unfair and unkind? Yeah. Would they do it to some of the other clubs in our league? No chance.

“Sometimes we get that treatment, but we'll get on with it."

Rovers too have had quick turnarounds for matches, playing away at Watford on the night of October 21 before being back in action at Coventry City on October 24, and last season played Swansea on a Wednesday night before a Saturday fixture at Bristol City.

With 13 midweek fixtures to fit in, as well as the Carabao Cup, there is more three-game weeks for sides in the Championship to contend with.

Teams had a week inbetween the FA Cup third round fixtures and return to Championship action, though Swansea do have an extra game against Brentford this month (January 27) having originally been scheduled to meet on fourth round weekend.

Swansea’s numbers have been depleted by two of their loan players, Kasey Palmer and Viktor Gyokeres being recalled by their parent clubs, with Cooper on the look-out for new recruits.

And he says adapting to the scheduling is something nis side will have to get used to.

"What's important this year is that this is a season for adapting," he said.

"We've had really busy periods already, nine games in 29 days (earlier in the season), that's never been done before.

"I've said all along, player availability is key to giving yourselves the best chance this year.

"The players have taken great responsibility for that in terms of their recovery, nutrition, making sure they get the right amount of sleep and looking after themselves. The fresher our boys can be going into games the better."