MARK Hughes believes it is "part and parcel" of football when supporters taunt rival managers.

The Blackburn boss expects a hostile reception from Burnley fans on Tuesday night when the Lancashire clubs meet in an FA Cup fifth-round replay.

Hughes, however, insists he will try to stay calm in the face of abuse from away fans at Ewood Park.

"Whether it is acceptable or not, it is part and parcel of the game," he said. "It may not be acceptable to other people but as a manager you have to accept it.

"Situations develop and emotions run high. Sometimes you may feel the need to react to comments that come your way.

"But as long as it is done in the right manner I dont think it is a problem. More often than not, though, you cant single out individual comments."

The first match at Turf Moor was overshadowed when three supporters encroached on to the pitch and Hughes voiced his concern after the game, claiming police and stewards were slow to respond.

Hughes is hoping Paul Dickov shakes off a groin strain in time for the game. The Scotland striker was left behind last week when the squad headed out for their mid-season training break.

Hughes has to make one enforced change from the side that drew 0-0 at Burnley as defender Andy Todd is ruled out through suspension.

Hughes took the squad to Dubai last week, which striker Morten Gamst Pedersen believes will benefit them. He said: "We had some good training sessions. Everything was perfect and now there is a lot of power in the engine.