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Blackpool Back to Business Against Argyle

Blackpool
vs.
Plymouth Argyle

Bloomfield Road

17th October 2009

15:00

The Seasiders return to competitive action this Saturday as Championship strugglers Plymouth Argyle travel to Bloomfield Road.

Paul Sturrock's side lie in the relegation zone after eleven games with just two wins to their name. In contrast, Ian Holloway's 'Pool team are just one point outside the playoffs despite two recent defeats.

And it is those defeats which pose the biggest problem of the Holloway reign so far. Can they bounce back against an Argyle team who all bookmakers have them down as beating handsomely?

The international break may have come at the best possible time; it was important that the squad had some rest after a hectic opening to the season. Such a small squad will find the demands of three games in a week difficult, so a prolonged break can only have been a good thing.

However, with David Vaughan, Charlie Adam and Neal Eardley all playing for their countries, three key first teamers (especially Adam) may be a bit jaded.

So, after the midweek reserve win over Preston, we could see the likes of Jay Emmanue-Thomas Billy Clarke, Al Bangura or even Ishmel Demontagnac play a bigger part than normal.

Vital Quotes:

Paul Sturrock on Marcel Seip:
'If he (Seip) comes in and plays against us on Saturday - it'll give an extra edge to the game.'
Sturrock added: 'We're hoping he'll put himself in the shop window, because he didn't start any of the other games.
'He has Saturday and maybe a couple more games to show himself - which isn't ideal.
'At this moment in time, nobody else has come in for him.'


Ian Holloway on Ishmel's sending off:
'It is very frustrating because we have taken Ishmel on when he was let go by another club.

'He has had the frustration of being on the sidelines with injury since playing against Wigan (in the Carling Cup) and scoring his first goal for us.

'It must be frustrating for him but at the end of the day he has to start learning and you can't do those sort of things on a football pitch I am afraid.

Blackpool Team News:

There are defensive issues for 'Pool. Ollie has Edwards, Baptiste, Evatt, Seip and Eastham to pick from, although two or three aren't fully fit.

It'll be interesting to see if the internationals start, but long term absentees Taylor-Fletcher, McPhee, Nardiello and Coid are all still out.

Player to watch: Marcel Seip

The on-loan defender has yet to play for 'Pool but was there really any other player to watch?

It sounds as if we are looking at Seip for the long term so maybe he won't be rushed into any first team action.

He looked a class act on Wednesday night but lacking match practice.

Plymouth Argyle Team News:

Probable team:

01 Larrieu
18 Sawyer
37 Lowry
38 Chester
39 Gray
02 Duguid
03 Paterson
04 Fletcher
08 Mackie
13 Blake
14 Fallon

Player to watch: Jamie Mackie

The tricky forward has made quite an impression at Home Park since joining from Exeter City in 2008.

He can either play through the middle or out wide, and is very effective running onto balls in behind the striker. Keith Southern may have his work cut out.

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Next Fixtures:

Tuesday 20th October
Sheffield United (h)
19:45


Writer:Editor
Date:Thursday October 15 2009
Time: 9:14PM

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Great comeback after the Palace game.
Thaibluefan
18/10/2009 04:58:00
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