Feb 12, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Falmer Stadium
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
1-1
BlackburnBlackburn Rovers
Vicente (57' pen.)
Upson (22'), LuaLua (87')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Dann (24')
Lowe (20'), Kean (57'), Olsson (57'), Murphy (58'), Hanley (62')

Michael Appleton: 'Blackburn Rovers are ready for Arsenal FA Cup clash'

Appleton: 'Brighton game good preparation'
© PA Photos
Blackburn Rovers boss Michael Appleton feels that his side's clash with Brighton & Hove Albion is perfect preparation for their clash with Arsenal this weekend.

Blackburn Rovers boss Michael Appleton feels that his side's 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion was great preparation for their FA Cup tie with Arsenal.

Defender Scott Dann gave Rovers the lead before they were pegged back in the second half by a Vicente penalty as the game ended all square.

"It's an ideal warm-up. We'll have to concede a lot of territory against Arsenal but we want to be part of an attractive tie," said Appleton.

"Our quality was not a good as when we played Ipswich last Saturday but, as the away side, we're bound to be a lot happier with the result than Brighton."

Blackburn are currently eighth in the Championship, six points adrift of the playoff places.

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