Rochdale boss promises to be 'bold' against Newcastle in Cup replay


Alex Mott

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Rochdale boss Brian Barry-Murphy has insisted that his side will be look to be “bold” against Newcastle on Tuesday evening.

The Dale go to St James’ Park this evening in their FA Cup third round replay, having drawn 1-1 10 days ago.

Whoever wins tonight will face Oxford in the fourth round and Barry-Murphy has revealed that his men won’t be overawed by the occasion.

“We want it to be a bold, adventurous game, to display what we are as a club,” Barry-Murphy told BBC Sport.

“The rewards for that could be enormous.”

They took Manchester United to a penalty shootout at Old Trafford in September, an experience which could prove vital at St James’ Park.

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“There’s a lot in our memory banks from that experience, and we didn’t know what to expect that night and we managed to put on a display that made everybody feel amazing,” said Barry-Murphy.

“The supporters seem to recognise that we have given them some amazing moments this season already and we hope to add to that on Tuesday.

“It’s going to be more difficult in a lot of ways, but that inspires us and we are looking to be aggressive in whatever way we can.”