Blackpool - Midfield Quandary
UK time is: 17:42:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Midfield Quandary

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.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Editor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 11 2008

Time: 2:49PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackpool Articles

McDonald Under Pressure As Pool Lose Again (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Lack Of Goals Costing Blackpool (Monday November 23 2015)

McDonald Talks To BBC Radio Lancashire (Thursday November 19 2015)

McDonald To Appear On Radio Lancashire (Wednesday November 18 2015)

Preston Striker Joins Blackpool On Loan (Tuesday November 17 2015)

Cameron Ruled Out For The Season (Saturday November 14 2015)

The EFL Coming Soon To Blackpool (Thursday November 12 2015)

Lyness Joins Blackpool On Loan (Thursday November 12 2015)

Archived Blackpool Articles

List All Vital Blackpool Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. SeasideEssexXile 288
2. Bear1951 210
3. premier 1 201
4. BobHatton 111
5. Layton_Seasider 111
6. Morbid 49
8. whitey1942 30
9. Hastings 29
10. Albert Ramsbottom 27

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Shrewsbury 18 6 2 10 -3 20
19. Colchester 19 5 5 9 -15 20
20. Swindon 19 5 4 10 -9 19
21. Oldham 19 3 10 6 -9 19
22. Barnsley 19 5 2 12 -9 17
23. Blackpool 19 4 4 11 -13 16
24. Crewe 19 4 4 11 -15 16

Breaking League News

Sports Hall Named After Joel Richards
Walsall : 26/11/2015 17:29:01
Crewe snap up defender
Crewe : 26/11/2015 16:04:00
McFadzean Makes Stevenage Loan Move
Sheff Utd : 26/11/2015 16:01:00
Match Day Officials v Sheffield United
Barnsley : 26/11/2015 15:03:01
Match Day Officials v Walsall
Bradford : 26/11/2015 15:02:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who Has Been Pool's Best Player So Far This Season?
Suggested By:  
Colin Doyle 63%
Tom Aldred 5%
Brad Potts 5%
Mark Cullen 5%
Jack Redshaw 11%
Other 11%