Rovers will move next weekend’s fixture with Derby County as a mark of respect to HRH Prince Philip who died on Friday, aged 99.

A national minute’s silence will be observed as the ceremonial royal funeral for the Duke of Edinburgh takes place at 3pm on Saturday, April 17, and EFL have announced that all fixtures will be re-arranged to avoid a clash.

The two clubs will now work to agree on a new kick-off time which will be announced in due course.

Ahead of today’s game at Cardiff City, where the players wore black armbands, a two minute silence was observed.

An EFL statement read: “As a mark of respect, EFL matches scheduled for 3pm on Saturday 17 April will be moved to avoid a clash with the funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

“The EFL will now work with its clubs to determine at what time the matches will be played, giving consideration to the timing of the service.

“An announcement will follow in due course.”

Speaking after the announcement of his death, Rick Parry, EFL Chair said: “The EFL is truly saddened to learn of the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at the age of 99.

“As a patron of over 800 organisations, his high regard for the encouragement of sport and welfare of young people was unequivocal, and his loss will undoubtedly be felt not only here in the UK but across the world.

“Our collective thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at this difficult time.”