Doncaster Rovers must wait to find out what day their midweek game against Accrington Stanley will be played on

Doncaster Rovers will have to wait until Sunday evening to find out if they have a game on Tuesday.

UNCERTAINTY: Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium will either host Accrington Stanley on Tuesday or Wednesday

The League One side's midweek opponents, Accrington Stanley were due to play at Lincoln City on Saturday afternoon, only for the game to be called off because of a frozen pitch.

With the fixture schedule so tight – Lincoln are still involved in the Football League Trophy – and no fans to factor in, the plan is for the game to be played at Sincil Bank at 6pm on Sunday.

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In calling their League Two match at home to Salford City off, Bradford City said they had considered trying to play the match the next day, but decided against because the forecast was for temperatures in West Yorkshire to drop even further.

Rotherham United recently successfully put their Championship home match against Derby County – postponed because of a waterlogged pitch – back 24 hours.

If Accrington's game does go ahead on Sunday evening, playing again on Tuesday evening is not considered sufficient time for professional footballers to rest and recover, so their game at the Keepmoat Stadium will instead be played on Wednesday.

If it does not, the sides will meet on Tuesday as planned. Why the game could not be put back regardless to give the players and coaches on both sides a better idea of what they are working towards is unclear.

Both clubs have had matches postponed this season because of Covid-19. Doncaster have 21 league matches to play in the final 12 weeks of the condensed campaign, Accrington 22.

With other factors to consider, such as this summer's European Championships and television contracts, the Football League have no plans to extend the season.

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