The last Blackburn Rovers team to beat Newcastle: Where are the 2011 XI now?

Gael Givet (C) celebrates with team mates after scoring the fourth goal for Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers face Newcastle United in the Championship this weekend.

Gael Givet (C) celebrates with team mates after scoring the fourth goal for Blackburn RoversGael Givet (C) celebrates with team mates after scoring the fourth goal for Blackburn Rovers

Two former Premier League foes go head to head in the Championship this weekend, yearning for the more glorious days of two decades ago.

Newcastle United are in by far a more superior position to Blackburn, the Toon sitting in first position in England's second tier, while Rovers are down in 22nd place.

It is the first time the two sides have met since 2012, a league game Newcastle won 2-0.

The last game Blackburn won between the two teams was a dramatic League Cup win in 2011, a match they won 4-3 after extra time.

Here is a look at Rovers' starting XI from the fourth round clash, which came during Steve Kean's tenure as manager.

Mark Bunn

Aston Villa's Mark Bunn looks dejected after the gameAston Villa's Mark Bunn looks dejected after the game

This proved to be the last season Bunn spent at Blackburn of a four year spell spent as a back-up. He signed with Norwich City before clinching a surprise move to Aston Villa in 2015.

Bunn, 32, remains at Villa where he is a back-up to Italy under-21 stopper Pierluigi Gollini.

Martin Olsson 

Norwich's Martin Olsson in action with Manchester United's Juan MataNorwich's Martin Olsson in action with Manchester United's Juan Mata

Swedish international Martin Olsson was one of Blackburn's most consistent performers, and played for the club between 2007 and 2013.

He signed with Norwich City where he remains a regular, featuring for the Canaries in the Premier League last season.

Christopher Samba

Christoper Samba 1Christoper Samba 

Giant centre-back Samba has had an eventful career since leaving Rovers in 2012. He was sold to Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, before he signed with QPR, and then moved back to Anzhi six months later.

He moved to Dynamo Moscow two months later where he spent three years, before signing with Greek side Panathaniakos this summer. He is currently 32.

Gael Givet

Gael Givet - Blackburn Rovers in action against Chris Cohen - Nottingham ForestGael Givet - Blackburn Rovers in action against Chris Cohen

Givet scored the winning goal in extra time against Newcastle and was described after the game by Steve Kean as a 'warrior'.

He returned to France in 2013 to sign with Arles Avignon, before signing with Evian and FC Tours before retiring at the age of 35 this summer.

Morten Gamst Pedersen

Picture Supplied by Action Images *** Local Caption *** 2007-03-11T170710Z_01_PNN03_RTRIDSP_3_SOCCER-ENGLAND-CUP.jpgMorten Gamst Pedersen

Former Norwegian international Morten Gamst Pedersen was a bargain signing by Blackburn in 2004 and went onto play for the club more than 300 times.

He left for Turkish side Karabukspor in 2013, where he spent just a short season before heading back to his homeland with Rosenberg.

Pedersen, now 35, signed with Tromso earlier this season, the club where he began his career.

Radosav Petrovic

Serbia's Radosav Petrovic battles Brazil superstar NeymarSerbia's Radosav Petrovic battles Brazil superstar Neymar

Serbian international Petrovic signed for Blackburn in 2011 from Partizan Belgrade, billed as a dominant defensive midfielder.

Despite signing a four-year deal, he managed just one season at Ewood Park, sold 12 months later to Turkish side Genclerbirligi.

Currently 27, Petrovic plays for Sporting Lisbon, with a spell at Dynamo Kiev in between, but has featured just twice for the Portuguese side this season.

Jason Lowe

Blackburn's Jason Lowe in action with Leeds' Stuart DallasBlackburn's Jason Lowe in action with Leeds' Stuart Dallas

Jason Lowe is the sole player from the 2011 starting XI to remain a Blackburn player.

The former England under-21 international is 25 and is currently the club captain. Lowe has featured in 16 out of 17 Championship games this season.

Ruben Rochina 

Blackburn Rovers' Ruben Rochina shoots at goalBlackburn Rovers' Ruben Rochina shoots at goal

Former Barcelona starlet Ruben Rochina only showed fleeting glimpses of his quality at Blackburn, but the set up was never right for him to reach his potential.

After scoring six goals and providing six assists for Granada in La Liga last season, the 25-year-old clinched a move to Russian side Rubin Kazan in the summer, where he has netted twice in nine starts.

Junior Hoilett 

Cardiff City's Junior Hoilett and Bristol City’s Mark Little in actionCardiff City's Junior Hoilett and Bristol City’s Mark Little in action

After their relegation, Junior Hoilett was linked with a number of high profile moves but ended up signing with Queens Park Rangers.

During his three years at Loftus Road he was never really able to show the promise he displayed at Rovers, and after a lengthy spell as a free agent this summer, he recently signed with Neil Warnock's Cardiff City.

Hoilett was substituted for Grant Hanley, who is currently a Newcastle United player after quitting Rovers earlier this summer.

Aiyegbeni Yakubu 

Blackburn Rovers' Yakubu (L) and Chelsea's John Terry in actionBlackburn Rovers' Yakubu (L) and Chelsea's John Terry in action

Yakubu was once one of the most deadly strikers in the Premier League and was a key contributor for Blackburn during his season at the club.

He left to become insanely rich during a two-year spell in China, followed up by a season in Qatar. He had a short spell with Reading in 2015 but was well past his best, and signed a short term deal in Turkey.

Peculiarly he popped up at non-league side Boreham Wood earlier this year, but is pretty much retired now, currently a free agent at 34.

David Goodwillie

Blackburn Rovers David Goodwillie sits on the benchBlackburn Rovers David Goodwillie sits on the bench

Goodwillie's spell at Blackburn was an unsuccessful one and he was beset by off field problems.

Rovers loaned him to Crystal Palace and then back to Dundee United, before selling him to Aberdeen.

The 27-year-old currently plays for League Two side Plymouth Argyle, where he has no goals in 15 appearances so far this season.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch