Newcastle United aim for £750,000 FFP boost against Blackburn Rovers

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Newcastle United could land a financial boost with a win at Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday.

Newcastle United could land a financial boost as they continue to battle with the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability regulations by claiming a win at Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night.

The Magpies will travel to the Championship club aiming to take a step closer to their first FA Cup Final since 1999 and keep alive their hopes of ending the club’s long wait for major silverware. United manager Eddie Howe has already described the tie as ‘the biggest game of the season’ as he looks to take the next step on the road to Wembley.

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Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s game, Howe said: "It's a huge game for us. We're absolutely committed to the FA Cup to do well and have been all season. We've had two difficult games away from home to get to this stage and now another one. We've been looking forward to this game so we know how important it is. In really, really challenging situations, the players have really stuck together and we have to do that now for Blackburn. We have to look at this as the biggest game of our season. And yeah, there’s a lot resting on this next game.”

As well as on-field progress, the FA Cup has provided a financial reward for the Magpies as Newcastle received prize money totalling around £225,000 after seeing off local rivals Sunderland and fellow Premier League club Fulham in the previous rounds. Both ties were also shown live on ITV, meaning the Magpies coffers were further supplemented by a further £195,000 in broadcasting fees.

The Magpies have already made money from their visit to Ewood Park after the BBC’s decision to broadcast the tie landed both clubs £125,000. A win over the former Premier League champions would land United a further £225,000 in prize money and take the proceeds from their FA Cup run to over £770,000.

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