Rovers’ FA Cup third round replay is expected to be chosen for television coverage – with just four of the 32 ties still to be decided.

A late Matt Ritchie penalty denied Rovers a guaranteed place in tonight’s fourth round draw after Bradley Dack had put them ahead with his 13th goal of the season at St James’ Park.

There were just four draws in the 22 ties played on Saturday, while all eight on Sunday were decided on the day. Tottenham were big winners over League Two side Tranmere on Friday, with just one tie remaining this evening, an all Premier League affair between Wolves and Liverpool.

The FA Cup fourth round draw will follow the game at Molineux on BBC One.

The replay at Ewood Park is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, January 15, but that is subject to change based upon the television selections.

Those could depend on what happens in tonight’s draw, with selections set to be made later this week by BT Sport and the BBC. 

Rovers’ third round tie on Saturday wasn’t shown on UK television, but was still moved to a 5.30pm kick off for overseas coverage, earning the club an extra £50,000.

With Rafa Benitez set to rotate his side once again for the replay, having made eight changes on Saturday, coupled with Rovers’ impressive home form, the hopes of an upset are likely to be high.

Only two of the four scheduled replays include Premier League teams, the other being Southampton who drew 2-2 at Derby. All six of the third round ties screened between Friday and Monday included at least one top flight side.

The other two ties to go to a replay were League One high-fliers Luton Town at Sheffield United and Shrewsbury Town and Stoke City who drew 1-1 on Saturday.

FA Cup ties needing replays:

Rovers v Newcastle United

Luton Town v Sheffield Wednesday

Southampton v Derby County

Stoke City v Shrewsbury Town