With Newcastle only drawing 1-1 yesterday at Birmingham in the FA Cup, the replay looks like it will take place on Wednesday 18th January.
And with Brighton beating MK Dons 2-0 at home yesterday they have reached the 4th round which is on 28th January, so our game with them will need to be rearranged.
Jonjo Shelvey available for replay against Birmingham
Since Newcastle are in poor form at the moment, that’s probably more of an advantage to us than it is to Brighton, who seem to be able to keep winning and also keep clean sheets at the moment under Chris Hughton.
Here’s the schedule we had before yesterday’s games through January and the first couple of games at home in February.
January 2017 Brentford v Newcastle Mon 16 Jan 19:45 Newcastle v Rotherham Sat 21 Jan 15:00 Brighton v Newcastle Sat 28 Jan 15:00 February 2017 Newcastle v QPR Wed 1 Feb 19:45 Newcastle v Derby Sat 4 Feb 15:00
This looks like the new schedule for that time period.
January 2017 Brentford v Newcastle Sat 14 Jan 15:00 Newcastle vs Birmingham Wed 18 Jan 17:45 FA Cup replay Newcastle v Rotherham Sat 21 Jan 15:00 FA Cup 4th round Sat 28 Jan 15:00 February 2017 Newcastle v QPR Wed 1 Feb 19:45 Newcastle v Derby Sat 4 Feb 15:00
We’ll have a free weekend on 28th January if we lose the replay to Birmingham.
Jonjo Shelvey will be available after the Brentford game so hopefully Rafa will play him in the replay and that could give us a decent chance to get through to the next round of the FA Cup a week on Wednesday.