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Blackpool vs. Cheltenham Town

Bloomfield Road

05/12/06

7:45

Pool V Cheltenham

Simon Grayson has a selection decision to make ahead of Tuesday`s game against Cheltenham Town, will star winger Wes Hoolahan return to the side after a one match ban?

Blackpool Team News:

Wes Hoolahan should return after he sat out the F.A. Cup win over MK Dons on Saturday after picking up a match ban for accumulating five bookings. His place went to Claus Jorgensen, with Adrian Forbes playing on the left-hand-side.

Pool have one injury scare with Ian Evatt who has been struggling following an ankle knock but should be fit.

Player to watch: Keigan Parker

He`s back to his best, scoring and setting up one in the Cup win on Saturday, when on form Parker is able to trouble any defence in League One so lets home Cheltenham`s is no different.

Cheltenham Town Team News:

Town welcome back Swansea Loan man Kristian O'Leary who wasn`t allowed to play in the Cup on Saturday due to being tied. Also back in contention is Jamie Victory who has sat the past three months out due to injury.

The game comes too soon for Mickey Bell and Steven Gillespie who are recovering from injury.

Player to watch: Kayode Odejayi

The Nigerian forward has hit a great spell of form hitting three in his last two, two against Brentford in a 2-0 win and 1 on the cup defeat on Saturday

Match Facts & Stats

Cheltenham have had a poor start to the season which was predicted, their away form has been poor, winning two and losing the other seven. At home they have only won four and lost six, making them the only side the division yet to draw a league fixture.

They were defeated in the F.A. Cup by League Two outfit Shrewsbury, a 88th Michael Symes winning the game 3-2.

The two sides last met in 2003 at Cheltenham when Pool lost 3-0, Victory, Duff and Naylor. The last time the sides met at Bloomfield Pool ran out 3-1 winners. Spencer gave Town the lead, but then cancelled out the lead putting the ball in his own net. Goals from Wellens and Walker wrapped up the points.

Ref Watch:

R Shoebridge - Games: 11 Yellow Cards: 29 Red Cards: 1
B Parry and J Waring
Fourth Official : G Hilton
Sent off Joe Brown in the Bradford game this season

Match Prediction:

Pool 3 - 1 Cheltenham

Next Fixtures:

Football League One Swansea H 09-12-2006




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Date:Monday December 4 2006

Time: 8:10PM

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Given that Pool have failed to win in 6 evening kick-offs and Cheltenham have yet to have a league draw in 19 attempts, what odds a draw tomorrow?
sandgroanun
None whatsoever. 2/3-0 tomorrow night. Onwards + Upwards
SeasideEssexXile
You should win this one, well on paper anyway
Tigerphil
 

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