Michael Appleton: 'FA Cup replay will be different'

Blackburn boss Michael Appleton on the touchline during the FA Cup 5th round tie with Arsenal on February 16, 2013
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Michael Appleton is expecting Blackburn Rovers' FA Cup replay with Millwall to be a completely different game to today's goalless draw at The Den.

Michael Appleton has predicted that Blackburn Rovers' FA Cup quarter-final replay with Millwall will be completely different to this afternoon's goalless draw.

The sides will meet again at Ewood Park on Wednesday evening to decide who will make the trip to Wembley for the semi-finals of the competition.

The Blackburn manager told reporters after the match: "I was delighted with the way the lads went about it. I had three or four players who were only 60 to 70% fit and we've got another chance to get through.

"It was difficult because the ball was changing hands that many times. I'd be surprised if there were three or four consecutive passes in the whole match.

"It's always going to be a battle when you come to The Den with the Millwall fans behind them. The game on Wednesday is going to be a completely different game."

The winner of Wednesday's replay will be the only side from outside the Premier League to make the final four.

New Blackburn boss Michael Appleton on the touchline during the game with Charlton on January 19, 2013
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