Burnley’s clash with Norwich City at Turf Moor has been postponed following the death of The Queen.

Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully at Balmoral on Thursday afternoon, Buckingham Palace confirmed.

An official statement read: “As a mark of respect, following the passing of Her Majesty, The Queen Elizabeth II earlier today, the EFL has confirmed that its fixtures scheduled for tomorrow evening (Friday 9 September) – Burnley v Norwich City and Tranmere Rovers v Stockport County - have been postponed.

“A determination regarding the remainder of this weekend’s scheduled fixtures will be made following a review of the official mourning guidance, in addition to further consultation with DCMS and other sports on Friday morning.”

Chairman Alan Pace had earlier paid tribute to The Queen. “Burnley Football Club has been left deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty The Queen," he said.

“As a Club, we were honoured to host Her Majesty and Prince Philip at Turf Moor on their tour of the North West back in 2012, as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, and I am sure that for everyone that was present that day, the occasion will remain one of their fondest memories.

“Her Majesty dedicated her whole life to Great Britain and the Commonwealth, serving her country with pride and devotion. Her devout sense of duty was admirable and on behalf of the club I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the Royal Family at this difficult time.”

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