Steve Cooper says the postponement of tonight’s game is ‘unavoidable and unfortunate’.

Swansea were due at Ewood Park tonight (7pm) only for the game to be beaten by the weather, with the Ewood Park pitch deemed waterlogged.

That followed an inspection this morning by local referee Michael Salisbury, with the postponement announced at 11.30am.

Cooper had been critical of the scheduling of his side’s games, having played on Saturday night at Barnsley, before being due at Ewood Park for a 7pm kick-off tonight.

However, despite the postponement, Cooper says the decision is an understandable one given the circumstances.

He told the Swans’ official website: “Unfortunately, the weather has just got the better of us. It is one of those things that is unavoidable and unfortunate and, like everything else, we will adapt to it.

“Obviously, we will have to play the game again whenever that fits in, and we will deal with it as it comes.

“One of the good things in the Championship is having a run of games where you can get on a roll, but it’s no-one’s fault and it is one of those things.

“The forecast is really bad for the rest of the day so it’s an understandable decision.”

Swansea are in FA Cup action against Nottingham Forest on Saturday and have re-arranged a game against Brentford for next midweek, ruling out that as a possible date to re-schedule.

Should they beat Forest on Saturday then the FA Cup fifth round is on the second first midweek in February, which would also rule that out as a potential date, pushing the re-scheduled game with Rovers into March or April.

The Swans are currently second in the table and taken 13 points from the last 15 available after Saturday’s 2-0 win at Barnsley.