Rovers’ game with Swansea City has been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

The game was scheduled to be played at 7pm tonight (January 19) but the club announced at 11.30 that the game was postponed.

A club statement read: “Following a pitch inspection at Ewood Park this morning, and with further wet weather forecast, a decision was made by local referee Michael Salisbury to postpone the game.

“Details for the rearranged fixture – as well as the planned ‘Rovers Remember’ tribute – will be announced in due course.

“iFollow Rovers match passes that were purchased for tonight’s game will be valid for the rescheduled fixture, along with any codes supporters have received.”

Rovers are next action when they travel to Middlesbrough on Sunday, January 24 (3pm) for a match which will be shown live on Sky Sports. 

There is no chance of playing the game next midweek, with Swansea in action against Brentford. Rovers have a free midweek in February, but that is when the FA Cup fifth round is scheduled to be played, with Swansea in fourth round action this weekend against Nottingham Forest.

That would therefore mean the game could be moved into March or April. 

This is Rovers' first Ewood game to be called off for a waterlogged pitch since the Boxing Day visit of Middlesbrough in 2015.