Both Clubs explored all possibilities for the scheduling of this fixture. Given the Premier League fixtures on Thursday January 1 off the back of a busy festive period of games, Saturday January 3 was not a preferred option.
The possibility of moving the fixture to Sunday January 4 was discussed, however this was not possible owing to an issue with police and stewarding resources on this date.
We are fully aware that the date for this match may present problems to some members of our fan base intending to travel to Turf Moor and we are currently in the process of confirming details to assist with transport arrangements.
We shall update as soon as we have further information on this.
Please note, this game has not been selected for live UK broadcast.