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Pre-Match Brief: Blackburn

Posted: Fri 15 Aug 2014

Look Ahead To Saturday's Game

Blackpool will host Blackburn Rovers in their first Championship home game of the season tomorrow.

A Lancashire derby awaits manager José Riga as The Seasiders look to bounce back from defeats at Nottingham Forest and Shrewsbury.

Team News

A number of players are set for their first bows at Bloomfield Road, including Ishmael Miller who will be pushing to make his first start in a tangerine shirt. Jacob Mellis and Tony McMahon will be assessed prior to kick-off but José Miguel Cubero will miss out as he continues to wait for a work permit.

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer is set to make wholesale changes after defeat in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night. Former Blackpool players Alex Baptiste and Luke Varney are expected to be involved for the visitors.

Season Tickets

Supporters who renewed season tickets over the summer will use the same card as last season to gain entry to Bloomfield Road. However, a number of cards may still require re-activation so supporters are advised to visit the ticket office if their card fails at the turnstiles.

Supporters who have changed categories or seats should have received new season access cards in the post.

Should you have any concerns, please contact the ticket office on 0844 847 1953 or by emailing ticketoffice@blackpoolfc.co.uk    

Ticket News

Tickets remain on sale to Blackpool fans for the fixture and can be purchased from the ticket office, subject to availability. Pre-booked tickets will be available for collection at the ticket booth, located just outside the ticket office, from 9am.

No tickets will be available on the day for Blackburn fans as the away allocation sold out earlier this week.   

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

James Adcock will officiate the game between the sides and will be assisted by Kevin Mulraine and Anthony Tankard. The fourth official will be Michael Denton.   

New Programme

The brand new edition of Blackpool's matchday programme will be on sale around the ground and from the club shop prior to kick-off, priced at just £3.

Andrea Orlandi, Donervon Daniels, Simon Wiles and Steven Croft all feature in the first edition, as do Tony McMahon, Brett Ormerod and Tom Cairney.      

Betting Odds

The Seasiders are priced at 18/5 with Sky Bet to beat Blackburn tomorrow, with the visitors deemed favourites at 3/4. Nathan Delfouneso is available at odds of 3/1 to score at anytime in the 90 minutes.