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The match between Rotherham and Ipswich Town has been postponed due fears over fan safety.

The River Don, situated on the perimeters of the New York Stadium, burst its banks, leading to discussions between the Safety Advisory Group, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council members, club safety personnel and the EFL.

They deemed “the weather conditions and their subsequent effect on the surrounding area a danger to supporters” according to Rotherham’s official club website.

The playing surface has not required an inspection throughout the day and could be played on, but postponement is the “only possible way to ensure the safety of players, staff and supporters”.

League leaders Leicester City can now move five points clear of second placed Ipswich when they face Swansea on Saturday at the Liberty Stadium.

Preston North End, in third, will also be able to close the gap between themselves and Ipswich to five points when they host Millwall at Deepdale.

And at the other end of the table, bottom club Sheffield Wednesday have the chance to move level on points with Rotherham when they travel to 20th placed Watford.

A win of two or more goals for the Owls would send Rotherham bottom on goal difference.

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