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Newcastle United's confirmed starting XI v Blackburn: Five changes as Joe Willock decision made

Newcastle United's confirmed starting XI v Blackburn Rovers: Five changes as Joe Willock decision made.

Eddie Howe has made five changes to his Newcastle United starting XI for tonight's FA Cup fifth round clash away to Blackburn Rovers.

The Magpies welcome back both Martin Dubravka and Joe Willock. Dubravka missed Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Arsenal through illness while Willock starts his first game since November after marking his comeback from an Achilles injury with a consolation goal at the Emirates.

Sven Botman is missing from the matchday squad, which sees Jamaal Lascelles recalled to partner Fabian Schar at centre-back. The other changes see Dan Burn come in at left-back and Jacob Murphy replace Miguel Almiron on the right side of attack.

Meanwhile, Elliot Anderson returns to the squad following four months out with a stress fracture in his back.

Here's Newcastle United's starting XI and subs in full:

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