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Just the one change for today's Emirates FA Cup battle with the Magpies at St James' Park

5 January 2019

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Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has made one change to his starting lineup for today's Emirates FA Cup clash against Newcastle United.

Craig Conway returns to the starting XI in place of Harrison Reed, who drops to the bench against the Magpies.

Mowbray is boosted by the return of Derrick Williams from illness, with the Republic of Ireland international available as a substitute in the north-east.

Geordie Adam Armstrong will play against his former club, whilst another self-confessed supporter of the Toon in the form of Danny Graham will lead the line against his hometown club.

Hosts Newcastle ring the changes, with young goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, who played alongside Armstrong for England Under-21s in the summer, gets the nod in place of Martin Dubravka.

Experienced winger Matt Ritchie captains the side, whilst there are places in the XI for Jamie Sterry and Sean Longstaff, who played against Rovers on loan at Blackpool last season.

Kick-off this afternoon is at 5:30pm and you can follow all the action via iFollow Rovers or across our social media channels.

Newcastle United: Woodman, Schar, Murphy, Ritchie (c), Hayden, Kenedy, Manquillo, Lejeune, Joselu, Sterry, Longstaff.

Substitutes: Harker, Clark, Shelvey, Rondon, Perez, Yedlin, Atsu.

Rovers: Raya, Bennett, Lenihan, Mulgrew (c), Bell, Travis, Evans, Armstrong, Dack, Conway, Graham.

Substitutes: Leutwiler, Nyambe, Williams, Reed, Rothwell, Brereton, Downing.

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