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Five changes made by the boss for the visit of Newcastle United for tonight's Emirates FA Cup third round replay

15 January 2019

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Tony Mowbray has made five changes to his starting XI for tonight's Emirates FA Cup clash against Newcastle United at Ewood Park.

Ryan Nyambe, Richie Smallwood, Ben Brereton, Adam Armstrong and Danny Graham all come into the lineup against the Magpies.

Smallwood returns from suspension having missed the last three games, and comes into a three-man midfield alongside Lewis Travis and Harrison Reed.

Bradley Dack drops to the bench, whilst Corry Evans and Jack Rodwell miss out on the 18 altogether.

The game comes too soon for skipper Charlie Mulgrew and defender Derrick Williams, who remain touch and go for Saturday's home clash against Ipswich Town.

The visitors have a blend of youth and experience in their team, with experienced trio of Ciaran Clark, Fabian Schar and Federico Fernandez playing at the back.

Kick-off this afternoon is at 7.45pm and you can follow all the action via iFollow Rovers or across our social media channels.

Rovers: Raya, Bennett (c), Nyambe, Lenihan, Bell, Travis, Smallwood, Reed, Brereton, Armstrong, Graham.

Substitutes: Leutwiler, Rothwell, Dack, Nuttall, Conway, Grayson, Butterworth.

Newcastle United: Woodman, Clark (c), Schar, Murphy, Ritchie, Fernandez, Manquillo, Joselu, Sterry, Longstaff, Roberts.

Substitutes: Harker, Lascelles, Rondon, Hayden, Perez, Yedlin, Atsu.

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