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Manchester City vs Blackburn: FA Cup preview

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Blackburn Rovers travel to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night to face free scoring Manchester City in their FA Cup third round replay.

The two sides drew 1-1 in the game at Ewood Park where Blackburn really came at City. Alvaro Negredo opened the scoring just before the break with Scott Dann levelling shortly after the interval.

The home side are unbeaten in 15 games in all competitions, a run that stretches back to November 10 when they lost at Sunderland.

Blackburn are unbeaten this year, and come into the game in good spirits after beating Doncaster 1-0 on Saturday.

The match is the eighth meeting between to two teams in the FA Cup with City winning three times and Blackburn twice.

City striker Sergio Aguero is set to return from injury and be a part of the squad after recovering from a calf injury sustained in the clash with Arsenal before Christmas.

Manuel Pellegrini is happy to have the striker back in contention, reports BBC Sport.

"Sergio is working normally with the whole squad and he is on the squad list. He is a very important player for us," he said.

"It doesn't matter if we are scoring a lot of goals, Sergio will always be a very important player and we are happy he is coming back."

Aguero has scored 19 goals this season even though he has been injured for a month.

Rovers manager Gary Bowyer believes his side will enjoy being the underdogs.

"We've got everything to gain. No one outside of our dressing room gives us a prayer and they are situations we quite like."

The winner will have a home tie against Watford.

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