Watford’s derby trip to Luton Town on Saturday is set to be moved to a new kick-off time to avoid clashing with the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.

It was confirmed earlier today that Prince Philip’s funeral will take place at 3pm on Saturday, April 17 at St George’s Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The EFL has announced this evening that as a mark of respect all 3pm matches on this date will now be rescheduled.

An EFL spokesman said: “As a mark of respect, EFL matches scheduled for 3pm on Saturday 17 April will be moved to avoid a clash with the funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

“The EFL will now work will its clubs to determine at what time the matches will be played, giving consideration to the timing of the service.

“An announcement will follow in due course.”

The Hornets will currently head to Kenilworth Road with a nine-point advantage in second place after Brentford won 5-0 at Preston North End, although that gap could be reduced as fourth-placed Swansea City travel to Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday.

Xisco Munoz’s men head stretched their cushion to 12 points last night with a 2-0 victory over Reading thanks to Ismaila Sarr’s rapid first-half double.