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The pressure is on us

9 January 2016

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New signing Elliott Bennett is eager to avoid a debut-day defeat when Rovers take on Newport County in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Having joined on Tuesday, the midfielder is in line for his first start in Rovers colours, and knows it is important to avoid being one of the cup upsets as they come up against lower league opposition.

Today's match will be the first time the two sides have met, with Bennett insisting that if they perform on the day then Rovers have the quality to ensure it is their name in the hat for the fourth round draw.

"Obviously they happen all the time and when you go to lower league opposition the pressure is always on you all the time to go and get the result," said the 27-year-old.

"So we know we've got to concentrate on our own game and make sure that we are right mentally and hopefully our quality on the day can shine through and win us the game.

"The last couple of results haven't been great but the Championship is a really strange division and teams are beating everyone up and down the league.

"We are just looking forward now, we've the FA Cup on Saturday and then a game on Tuesday in the league."

Fans are reminded that there are no tickets are available on the day at Rodney Parade. For those supporters who are making the journey to Rodney Parade there will be a dedicated away supporters bar facility with Sky Sports News on TV screens within the away section of the ground from 1.30pm.

Tea, coffee and hot food is also available from an outlet within the away end.

There is a designated drop off point for visiting supporters coaches on Corporation Road and the post code to follow is NP19 0BH.

Visiting supporter car parking is available at Fitness4Less on Corporation Road, adjacent to the away end entrance. There are also several public car parks in the City Centre within a short walking distance of Rodney Parade.

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