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Striker starts in Senior Cup

25 November 2014

Chris Brown is a confirmed starter in this evening's Lancashire Senior Cup quarter-final against Manchester United.

The summer signing from Doncaster hasn't featured for Rovers due to a troublesome knee injury, but after scoring twice in a behind-closed-doors friendly with Carlisle United last week, the striker will step up his comeback in tonight's cup clash.

Brown isn't the only senior on show against United as Adam Henley, Yann Songo'o and Chris Taylor are also handed starts.

There's also a reserve-team debut for 16-year-old Ryan Nyambe. The defender is expected to play at right back for Rovers this evening.

This evening's visitors have also taken the opportunity to give several of their first team stars a run out.

Goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard is joined by Jonny Evans, Adnan Januzaj and £29m summer signing Ander Herrera in United's starting line-up.

Supporters can see this evening's match for free by simply registering online at www.leighsportsvillage.co.uk/rovers. Kick-off at Leigh Sports Village is at 7.00pm.

The winners of the match face an away tie against Wigan Athletic in the semi-finals.

ROVERS: Crump, Nyambe, Henley, Tanner, Songo'o, Daly, Mahoney, Taylor (c), Brown, Green, Rittenberg.

Subs: Bauress, Williams, Doyle, Preston, Lavelle.

MAN UTD: Lindegaard, Vermijl, Thorpe, J. Evans, Janko, Pearson, Pereira, Herrera, Harrop, W. Keane, Januzaj.

Subs: Goss, Pereira, C. Evans, Willock, A. Fletcher.

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