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Doncaster Rovers vs. Blackpool

Keepmpat Stadium

31st October 2009

15:00

Doncaster Entertain Seasiders

Blackpool are on the road for the second week running - this time in Yorkshire to face Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Ian Holloway's men will be looking to bounce back into the playoffs again after last week's 0-0 draw at Swansea meant they dropped out of the top six. However, they're only three points off Cardiff City in second spot.

And now would be a good time to record just a second win on their travels so far this campaign. Donny have been difficult to beat on their own turf but draw too many games - much like 'Pool sides under Simon Grayson - which has seen them flirt with the relegation places so far.

The game itself has the makings of a real classic. Both managers preach to their players about getting the ball down and passing through the opposition. Unfortunately, it does have the potential to be ruined, with both teams likely to employ a 4-5-1 formation which could see a congested midfield.

That congested midfield could however be of great benefit to The Seasiders. With the pace of Hameur Bouazza and the intelligence of Vaughan in the middle we may be able to bypass several Rovers players in one move and stretch the game.

Ian Holloway doesn't look to adopt much of a different approach away from Bloomfield Road - some would argue that we need to tighten up, but playing expansively tomorrow could have its benefits.

Vital Quotes:

Donny striker James Hayter on 'Pool:
'We are expecting a really tough test.

'They look a very good side and well balanced.'


Ollie on the Marcel Seip row:
'I don't understand what is going on down there and I would suggest that Mr Fletcher, rather than sticking his thumbs up because he scored a goal, should score a few more goals if he is captain.

'The fact is that I wouldn't have signed Marcel if he couldn't have played against Plymouth because we had an international break. There was no point him being here for a month and only playing two games.'

Doncaster Rovers Team News:

After a good performance away at Newcastle last weekend where they only lost to a late Kevin Nolan goal, it's probably unlikely that Sean O'Driscoll will make too many changes.

Billy Sharp is set to continue up front with Dean Shiels providing width.

Former Seasider Simon Gillet will be as tenacious as ever in the middle.

Player to watch: Billy Sharp

The on-loan Sheffield United striker is something similar to what 'Pool need at the moment - a quick striker who finds the net.

Always a threat in behind the defence, Marcel Seip and company will need to be on their toes throughout.

Blackpool Team News:

Second guessing Ollie's team selection has proved to be very difficult so far.

Daniel Nardiello is back in training but won't be anywhere near the squad, and the obvious long term absentees Danny Coid and Stephen McPhee are out for a while longer.

There has been no reported niggles, but Neal Eardley is definitely out of the fixture after coming off last weekend. Alex Baptiste will probably go to right back with either Edwards of Evatt partnering Seip.

Charlie Adam is suspended for picking up five bookings already this season.

Player to watch: Hameur Bouazza

I think we've yet to see the best of the Algerian internetional. Away games where we're able to hit teams on the break are when Bouazza will come into his own - let's hope he continues to be selected.

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