Tony Mowbray is hoping the Rovers fans turn out in number, and voice, for next week’s FA Cup third round replay with Newcastle.

Rovers have announced ticket prices of £10 for adults and £5 for concessions, as well as £2 for Under-18s, in a bid to attract a strong crowd.

The two drew 1-1 at St James’ Park on Saturday, with a large travelling support from Newcastle set to pack out much of the Darwen End.

A date hasn’t been set for the game which is likely to be chosen for TV coverage.

But on his hopes for a big crowd at Ewood, Mowbray said: “For the team it would be amazing. I’ve said before that I think it would be a support base that would be numerically behind them.

“We came away from games at Elland Road and Bramall Lane thinking that their teams gave them a massive lift and felt as though they were almost sucking the ball in.

“The noise when they get some encouragement, or score a goal, these players deserve something like that. That’s not a criticism on those who come, because those who have, have been fantastic and amazing on occasions and have lifted the team.

“Newcastle will probably fill that one end and I would like to think our supporters could react and make it a fantastic night and one we can hopefully get the result we all want.”

Matt Ritchie’s late penalty earned Rafa Benitez’s a replay, after Bradley Dack headed Rovers in to a 56th minute lead.

The Magpies made eight changes for Saturday’s third round tie as they battle to beat drop in the Premier League. They face a relegation six-pointer with Cardiff next weekend, after the Ewood replay, and are expected to ring the changes once again.

“The Geordies generally travel well,” Mowbray added.

“Hopefully our fans get the bit between their teeth and smell a great opportunity to be competitive. It will be interesting to see what team Rafa puts out.

“Amid some massive games for them in the Premier League, they go to Chelsea and then have Cardiff at home, which he will have to target and get a result I would think.

“So, I’m not picking his team, but let’s see what he puts out at Ewood.”

Newcastle were highly criticised for their team selection, and performance, in the third round tie. But Mowbray isn’t writing them off in the replay, or long-term.

He said: “I’m from the North East, I would never say that of Newcastle United.

“They’re a massive club, a historic club in the English game. They’ve got a manager who’s won European Cups and a support base that turns out every week. He made a lot of changes.

“You’ll know, as I said there, when the quality came on it does make a difference. If (Jonjo) Shelvey is making raking, long passes and putting it in behind your defence and you’ve got people running on to it then it’s a threat.

“We know we’ve got a tough test in the replay, but hopefully it’ll be a good night and a good occasion. Hopefully the supporters at Ewood turn out and let’s just have another go at it.”