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Make it a frustrating time for the Magpies

24 November 2016

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Corry Evans knows Saturday's match against Newcastle United will provide the sternest of tests.

Rovers make the trip to the north east to take on the table-toppers in good heart following last weekend's win over Brentford, but the Northern Ireland international knows that the Magpies will be a totally different opposition.

"It's going to be a completely different game to last Saturday," said Evans.

"Newcastle are very strong and they've got a huge support behind them. I'm sure they'll be very vocal towards their team to try and win the match, and we've got to quiet the crowd and try to frustrate them.

"Hopefully if we can stick to our game plan and frustrate the Newcastle players and the team, we can manage to nick a goal or go ahead in the game and get the three points."

The midfielder is also eager to start contributing to the goal charts this season after winning a penalty and going close with a second half shot on Saturday, knowing that they can't overly rely on the forwards.

"There's obviously a lot of reliance on the strikers to get goals, so we need to chip in from everywhere," he added.

"It's not just the midfielders, it's the defenders as well. We're particularly strong from set-pieces, so we need to make the most of them. Set-pieces nowadays can win or lose you games.

"Personally, I'm looking forward to trying to chip in myself and help the strikers out."

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Rovers supporters have until 4.00pm this Friday to get their tickets for the weekend game against Newcastle United.

With over 1300 tickets sold for the match at St. James' Park, there are just 300 left to sell for the clash with the Magpies.

Fans are reminded that this is an all ticket match and that there will be no tickets on sale on the day of the game.

Prices are £27 Adults, £22 Seniors 65+, £22 Full-Time Students, and £14 Juniors aged 17 & under.

Buy online at, in store at the Rovers Store, or via the call centre on 01254 372000.

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