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27 April 2018

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Blackpool Match Preview

27 April 2018

Marcus Braddock looks ahead to the weekend trip to Blackpool

This weekend’s sport sees Shrewsbury Town travel to Blackpool who currently occupy 11th place in League One. They've had an eventful season having spent time as high as fourth position, as low as nineteenth and seemingly at all points in between. Their current form is some of the best in the division depending on when you measure from and their last four games have all been wins with an average of four goals per game which makes you wonder what could have been if that form had started 2 weeks earlier. However, the here and now of it is that Blackpool are going to take some holding on to if we're going to get anything this weekend.

Top Scorers (league one)

Kyle Vassell 11

Nathan Delfouneso 8

Sean Longstaff 8

Kelvin Mellor 6


Viv Solomon-Otabor 6

Colin Daniel 5

Clean Sheets

Fourteen, seven at home and seven away.

Last clean sheet: 21st April. Gillingham 0-3 Blackpool.


Whilst Blackpool score roughly the league average when it comes to points scored at home, they are slightly under the league average when it comes to home wins with 41%.

The home team score their most goals in the last fifteen minutes with 9 this season but they have also conceded 8 in the same time period.

The Tangerines have only failed to score in 9% of their games at Bloomfield Road.

Referee: Martin Coy from County Durham. Games this season: 32. Yellow Cards: 69. Red cards: 3.

Assistants Anthony Moore and Neil Sharp
Fourth Official Mark Cunliffe

Squad News

Blackpool's Jim McAlister is back from a broken leg and having started from the bench on last weekend.

Paul Hurst may mix things up again as he looks to recharge some of the squads energy levels.


It's the time of year where you sometimes find yourself playing for pride rather than position and both teams could be said to be in that position. It was nice to see a little pride restored on Tuesday after a little lean spell and it was also encouraging to see us win without Abu Ogogo, Jon Nolan, Shaun Whalley, Junior Brown or Mat Sadler. Having said that, Blackpool are about the last team anyone would want to play at the moment with their form looking a bit frightening!


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