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Preview: Blackpool

6 February 2017

Match Previews

Preview: Blackpool

6 February 2017

A look ahead to our first ever game at Bloomfield Road

Reds make their first ever trip to Bloomfield Road on Tuesday when we take on Blackpool in a re-arranged EFL2 fixture, kick off 7.45pm.

Dermot Drummy’s men will be looking for an improvement in fortunes after two successive 2-1 defeats and to better their poor away record. Reds have only won three times on the road this season, although two of those wins have come in the north-west at Morecambe and Crewe.

The squad travelled on Monday to train at Lilleshall before heading to their overnight hotel in Blackpool.

A victory will take Reds above their 14th-placed opponents in the table.


The Opposition:

Blackpool claimed their last League win on Boxing Day when they won 1-0 at Hartlepool. Their only victory since then was a 2-1 success at Barnsley in an FA Cup third round replay. They have won one of their last seven in the league and drew 1-1 with Colchester on Saturday.


Team News

Reds have no fresh injury worries, but Lewis Young completes his two-game suspension.

Blackpool will definitely be without midfielder Jim McAllister, who suffered a serious leg injury in the 1-1 draw against Colchester.


View from the Dugout:

Dermot Drummy: "We will go there and will respect the opposition but we don’t fear them. But we certainly need to up our game from Saturday. We didn’t play the sort of football we are capable of and that is an issue we will be addressing before Tuesday.”

Gary Bowyer (Blackpool boss): “From our point of view there were a lot of positives to work from after Saturday’s performance. The number of chances and goal attempts that we had has been good but we've just not been clinical enough in front of goal.”


Click here to watch defender Mark Connolly preview the game.


Previous Meetings:

The only other game between the clubs at the Checkatrade Stadium in October finished in a narrow 1-0 win for Crawley after Mark Connolly scored our second-half winner.


Match Officials:

Nigel Miller will be in charge on Tuesday. For more information on the match officials click here.


Ticket Details:

Pay on the gate at Blackpool. More information for travelling Reds fans here.


Follow it live:

subscribers can enjoy full commentary of the game from 7.40pm with Gary Hunt and Tom Allman. Reds Player HD


If you are not at the game can follow minute-by-minute updates on our official Twitter account – with half time and full time updates on our Facebook page.


Those with an Instagram and Snapchat account can go behind the scenes before and after the game and throughout the day.


After the game, a full match report and all the reaction will be available via our social channels, on our website and on both YouTube and Reds Player HD.

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