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PREVIEW: Blackpool

18 January 2019

Marcus Braddock looks ahead to Town's visit to Bla

Shrewsbury Town go into this weekends game at Blackpool with a spring in their steps after their stunning comeback against Stoke City. The Tangerines are having a pretty decent season on the pitch and are sitting in 9th place in League One just a point behind Coventry but with one point less and with two games in hand. Their recent form hasn't been great with just one win in their six league games since December 8th. However, a 1-0 away win at league leaders Portsmouth in their last game put paid to that win free run and Blackpool will also have a pretty sizeable spring in their steps too.

 

Form (most recent first)

WLDLL

 

Top Scorers(cup goals in brackets)

Armand Gnanduillet 5 (4)

Nathan Delfouneso 5

Mark Cullen 3(1)

Curtis Tilt 3

 

Assists

Michael Nottingham 3

Armand Gnanduillet 2

Nathan Delfouneso 2

Joseph Dodoo 2

Jay Spearing 2

Marc Bola 2

Oliver Turton 2

 

Clean Sheets

Five at home and seven away. Last clean sheet: 12th January, Portsmouth 0-1 Blackpool.

 

Stats

Blackpool have an above average points haul at home this season with 1.6 per game. The league One average is 1.5.

They also concede less goals at home than the league average with 1 goal conceded against an average 1.2 for the league.

Blackpool have conceded more goals at home (13) than away (12).

They've also won less (6) than half of their home games in the league.

 

Referee

Eddie Ilderton from Tyne and Wear. Games this season: 3. Yellow cards: 12. Red cards: 0.

Assistants: Anthony Moore and Paul Newhouse.

Fourth Official : Gary Hilton

 

Squad News

Blackpool have no fresh injury worries but do welcome defenders Curtis Tilt,  Ollie Turton and striker Nathan Delfouneso back from injury.

 

Ollie Norburn returns after his cup suspension but Dave Edwards has a groin injury and will miss out.

 

Summary

Blackpool have had a difficult time without some key players but they look set to return to the squad this weekend. They also come into the game with an away win against the league leaders under their belts, so we have a difficult game on our hands. We also have the distraction the Wolves game next weekend, hopefully Sam Ricketts can keep the focus on this weekends game. Our comeback against Stoke was impressive this week and if we play like we did in the second half, we can come home with a point or three.


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