Sunderland’s home game against Stoke later this month has been moved back 24 hours because of the Potters’ cup commitments.
The game was originally due to take place on Tuesday, January but has now been put back to Wednesday, January 29, 7.45pm kick-off.
The change has come about because of Stoke’s involvement in an FA Cup fourth round tie with Chelsea 48 hours earlier.
Sunderland requested that the game remain on Tuesday evening so as not to inconvenience their supporters with the late change.
But the club’s application was rejected.
The switch will also not help Sunderland’s preparations for the Tyne Wear derby game which is due to be played at St James’s Park on Saturday, February 1.
Supporters are advised their tickets remain valid for the new date.
Any supporter unable to attend the re-arranged Potters game can apply for a full refund no later than 5pm on Friday, January 17.