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Magpies again this Monday night

28 November 2016

Rovers' Under-23s are back in action this evening when they take on Newcastle United at Lancs FA, Leyland.

After the first team defeated the Magpies at the weekend, it is the turn of the development squad who will be hoping for a similar result this Monday night.

The two sides have had comparable starts to their Premier League 2 campaign, with Newcastle two points ahead of Damien Johnson's side after the first ten matches.

Rovers had the better of the two encounters last season, drawing 1-1 at the Northumberland FA back in August, before winning 2-1 at Leigh Sports Village last December.

Adam Henley could be handed a return to action tonight. The Welsh international has been out of first team action since sustaining a hamstring injury in the league game against Wigan back in the middle of August.

The 22-year-old full-back returned for the development squad the following month but suffered a repeat of the injury just two minutes into his comeback.

Wes Brown, who was an unused substitute at St. James' Park on Saturday, could get more game time under his belt, whilst Scott Wharton is in contention after recovering from a hamstring strain.

Kick-off at the County Ground is at 7.00pm. Season ticket holders can see the match for free on production of their season ticket card. General admission prices are £3 for Adults, £1 Concessions.

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