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Blackpool vs. Ipswich

Bloomfield Road

Saturday 10th September

15.00

Preview: 'Pool v Ipswich

Following the debacle of transfer deadline day, attentions once more turn to events on the pitch as the Seasiders take on Ipswich at Bloomfield Road tomorrow afternoon.

Paul Jewell's side have had a real mixed bag of a season so far despite spending big on the likes of Lee Bowyer, Jimmy Bullard and Michael Chopra; being thrashed by both Southampton and Peterborough, but beating Leeds.

The Seasiders, meanwhile, have enjoyed a solid start to the season and will be looking to put another positive result on the board.

Vital Quotes:

Ian Holloway believes that the Tractor Boys will provide the Seasiders with a stern test despite their mixed results this season:

'It will be a very tough challenge... I know their manager Paul Jewell very well... he's got some excellent players and it will be a really stern test for us.'

Blackpool Team News:

Elliot Grandin is set to miss out again, amidst rumours of off the field issues, although the club claim he is carrying a foot injury.

New signings Daniel Bogdanovic and James Hurst are in contention to make the squad.

Kevin Phillips is a slight doubt with a back injury.

Player to watch: Billy Clarke

Despite a promising pre-season, Clarke hasn't started the season firing on all cylinders and is perhaps running out of opportunities to really establish himself as a first team regular.

Ipswich Team News:

Ibrahima Sonko is a doubt with a hamstring strain, but Ivar Ingimarsson and Lee Bowyer are fit again after their hamstring problems.

Tommy Smith is available after a one-match suspension but Lee Martin is still serving a three-match ban.

Player to watch: Michael Chopra

The last time we encountered Chopra was in the Championship Playoff Final where he scored and later rattled the bar.

The striker could well have a point to prove tomorrow.

Match Facts & Stats

The Seasiders have only won two of their last eight league encounters against Ipswich, but did triumph 1-0 the last time the two sides met at Bloomfield Road in March 2010.

Victory would mark our best start to a league season in 20 years.

This is Ian Holloway's 100th match in charge of the Seasiders (all comps).

Ipswich have conceded fourteen goals in just five league games this season.

Next Fixtures:

Blackpool v Cardiff

Saturday 17th September

15.00




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