Our FA Cup third round clash with Newcastle United will now kick-off at the later time of 5.30pm on Saturday 5th January 2019.
The Football Association have informed both clubs that the change to the kick-off time is due to the game being selected for live broadcast overseas.
Should a replay be required, this will be played at Ewood Park on Tuesday January 15th, kick-off 7.45pm.
The two teams last met in the FA Cup in January 2012, when Newcastle came from behind to book their place in the fourth round courtesy of a 2-1 win.
Rovers have fond memories of more recent meetings with the Magpies, as Charlie Mulgrew netted the winner both at home and away, as Rovers recorded 1-0 victories over Newcastle in the Championship two seasons ago.
Ticket prices for the cup clash can be found below, with details regarding the on-sale date to be confirmed in due course.
|Concession (Under-18, Senior*, Full time student**)||£5|
Please note that prices will rise to £20 and £10 respectively on the day of the game.
** Photo ID required.