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Blackpool have decided not to appeal against Lee Hendrie's red card away at Reading on Tuesday night, but are keen to extend the midfielder's loan beyond January.

As it stands, Hendrie will play just one more game in a tangerine shirt - the sky game against Wolves - before he returns to Sheffield United.

It's hard to believe that the club have declined the right to appeal against his three game ban, as the tackle wasn't a straight card in the eyes of many, preferring to say that the footage was 'inconclusive'.

Hendrie's suspension is good news for one 'Pool midfielder though, and that man looks to be David Fox. The 24 year old came on in the first half at Reading and performed well, which means he's likely to get the nod on Saturday away at Nottingham Forest, ahead of 13 crunch days for The Seasiders.

Given Claus Jorgensen's lack of form this campaign, and not knowing how far away from fitness David Vaughan is, the assumption is that Fox has got the shirt until Hendrie returns for the Wolves game.

However, Simon Grayson does have other options at his disposal: Alan Gow was touted as a possible central midfielder by some when he originally joined on loan from Rangers and Gary Taylor-Fletcher has played inside for Huddersfield in his career.

Of course, The Seasiders could change formation against Forest and spring a surprise by going 4-3-3 or 3-5-2, but the smart money is on David Fox replacing Hendrie in a standard 4-4-2.




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Date:Thursday December 11 2008

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