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Team news: Rovers v Newcastle United

2 January 2017

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Team news from Ewood Park as Rovers take on Newcastle United...

Rovers have made two changes from the side that drew with Huddersfield Town on New Years Eve.

Jason Lowe returns to captain the side as Corry Evans, who picked up a knock on Saturday, drops to the bench. Whilst the second change is up front as Marvin Emnes gets the nod ahead of Sam Gallagher.

Today's visitors make three changes from the side that defeated Nottingham Forest on Friday night as Vurnon Anita, Mohamed Diame and Yoan Gouffran come in for Ayoze Perez, DeAndre Yedlin and Christian Atsu.

ROVERS: Steele, Nyambe, Greer, Mulgrew, Williams, Feeney, Lowe (c), Akpan, Conway, Emnes, Graham.

Subs: Raya (GK), Stokes, Gallagher, Mahoney, Evans, Brown, Bennett.

NEWCASTLE: Darlow, Clark, Dummett, Colback, Lascelles (c), Anita, Gayle, Ritchie, Hayden, Diame, Gouffran.

Subs: Sels (GK), Lazaar, Murphy, Perez, Mbemba, Yedlin, Atsu.

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