Burnley followed Rovers into the FA Cup fifth round to put next month’s East Lancashire derby in further doubt.

Rovers booked their spot in round five with a fourth round replay win at Birmingham City last week, and the Clarets did likewise on Tuesday night with a last-gasp victory over Ipswich Town.

Nathan Tella scored twice, including an injury-time winner, to overcome the Tractor Boys who had equalised through former Rovers loanee George Hirst.

That set up a fifth round tie at home to Fleetwood Town who overcame Sheffield Wednesday in their replay.

The tie between Burnley and Fleetwood will be played at Turf Moor on Wednesday, March 1.

Rovers confirmed their fifth round tie at Leicester City for Tuesday, February 28 last week.

Should either side come through their respective ties then it would cause the scheduled East Lancashire derby at Ewood Park on Sunday, March 19 (12noon) to be moved.

That weekend is scheduled for FA Cup quarter final ties, of which Rovers and Burnley are one win away from.

“In the event of either Blackburn Rovers or Burnley (or both) qualifying for the quarter finals of the 2022/23 Emirates FA Cup then this match will have to be rescheduled,” Rovers said last week after the game was confirmed for Sky Sports coverage.

Should the game at Ewood not go ahead on March 19, then it is likely to be some time until the game is rescheduled.

The March international break follows that weekend, with the Championship not resuming until April 1 when Rovers travel to Birmingham City and Burnley host Sunderland.

Both sides have a busy April, with seven games scheduled, including Easter double-headers on April 7 and April 10.

Sky Sports will make their selections for the Easter period by March 10, and games on April 15 by March 17 and April 22 by March 24.

Should a new date be needed, it will also require the agreement of both clubs and Lancashire Police.