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Pre-Match Brief: AFC Bournemouth

Posted: Fri 07 Mar 2014
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Latest Information Ahead of Fixture

Blackpool will look to shake off a disappointing result against Watford last weekend by bouncing back against AFC Bournemouth tomorrow.

Eddie Howe's side visit Bloomfield Road for the first time since March 2007 and will look to add to a sensational showing against Doncaster Rovers.

Barry Ferguson will once again make do without full-backs Tony McMahon and Jack Robinson due to suspension, which means Kevin Foley will be in line to make a home debut.

Yann Kermorgant will look to keep his place in the side for the visitors following a hat-trick for the club last weekend.

The fixture will be dedicated to Prostate Cancer UK, with bucket collections taking place around the ground.

Manager Views

Barry Ferguson: "I keep saying this every week: we need a win and there's nothing more that I need to say." 

Eddie Howe: "I think you can look at previous results and pay too much attention to them. The only thing that matters is this game."

Ticket News

Matchday tickets remain on sale for game and can be purchased from the ticket office right up until kick-off, with any pre-booked tickets available for collection at the ticket booth, located just outside the ticket office, from 11am.

Tickets will be on sale for any AFC Bournemouth fans still wishing to make the long trip. Tickets can be purchased from the away ticket booth from 1.30pm.   

Matchday tickets are priced as follows: 

£25 for Adults 
£20 for Seniors 
£17 for 16-U19 
£15 for Under-16s 

Please note: a £5 discount applies to the price of a members ticket and tickets in the East Stand are £1 cheaper than advertised.  

Match Officials

Gavin Ward will officiate a Blackpool game for the first time since April 2013, when The Seasiders recorded a 2-1 victory over Derby County. Mr Ward will be assisted by James Mainwaring and Jason Tyas. Jonathan Hunt has been confirmed as fourth official.  

Up The Pool

The latest edition of Up The Pool, the club's matchday magazine, will be on sale around the ground and from the club shop prior to kick-off, priced at just £3. 

David Perkins is the subject of our main interview for the game, while Kevin Foley, Claus Jorgensen and former Bloc Party drummer Matt Tong also feature. Harry Arter provides a view from an opposition perspective.    

Betting Odds

The Seasiders are priced at 19/10 to win the match, with striker Andy Keogh available at odds of 5/1 to open the scoring with title sponsor Sky Bet. Pleaseclick here for a full list of betting options.