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Storm Christoph hits EFL programme as games postponed due to waterlogged pitches

Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough – Sky Bet Championship – Ewood Park
(Image credit: Ian Hodgson)

Storm Christoph took its toll on Tuesday’s round of fixtures as heavy rain swept the country.

Blackburn’s Sky Bet Championship match with second-placed Swansea was postponed due to a waterlogged Ewood Park pitch.

A statement on the Blackburn website 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.

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

Lincoln’s Sky Bet League One fixture against Gillingham was also postponed on Tuesday morning due to a waterlogged pitch.

And under two hours before kick-off at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool’s clash with Northampton also fell victim to the heavy rain.