Blackburn Rovers' Lancashire FA Senior Cup first-round tie against Preston North End, which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday 11th September, has been cancelled.
The rules of the competition require clubs to select a number of players with a professional contract, but injuries, suspensions and international commitments resulted in our opponents advising us that they were unable to select a team that would meet those regulations.
Rovers held conversations with both Preston North End and the Lancashire FA in an attempt to find alternative arrangements, but unfortunately this has proven impossible at such short notice.
The club has expressed its disappointment at the late cancellation by our opponents.
Any further announcements will be made in due course.