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Happy with the draw

Posted: Mon 18 Feb 2013
Author: rovers.co.uk

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Michael Appleton was satisfied to be pitted against Millwall in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with Budweiser.

After defeating Arsenal in the 5th round the Rovers boss was happy to have avoided one of the big guns in the last eight of the competition and feels that the all-championship tie will be one to savour.

"I think both sides will probably be happy with it," said the Rovers boss.

"First and foremost it will be fantastic that the Championship will have a football club in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

"I think Millwall will probably go into the game slight favourites with home advantage, but I think it is a tie that both sides would have probably took in the draw when you look at some of the teams that are in it.

"Millwall will be thinking exactly the same thing, not too many neutrals will be sure which way it will go, I just think it is a good opportunity to get ourselves into a semi-final at Wembley."

The sixth round tie will take place the weekend of March 9/10th, the club will announce the date once confirmation from the FA regarding television selection has been received. Ticket and travel information will follow in due course.