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Pre-Match Brief: Ipswich Town

Posted: Fri 08 Nov 2013
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Latest Information Ahead Of The Game

Blackpool face Ipswich Town at Bloomfield Road tomorrow, with The Seasiders looking to stretch their unbeaten home record to eight matches.     

Manager Paul Ince still has a number of injury concerns to contend with though, as Barry Ferguson, Craig Cathcart, Bob Harris, Chris Basham and Isaiah Osbourne remain sidelined. Bradley Orr sustained a thigh problem at Nottingham Forest, while Jack Robinson is suspended for the three next games. 

Mick McCarthy could change things following Ipswich's 1-1 draw with Barnsley last Friday. Tyrone Mings is expected to deputise for the suspended Aaron Cresswell, while Paul Anderson will have his fitness assessed following a groin problem.  

Manager Views

Paul Ince: "I watched them play against Wigan a couple of weeks ago and they should have won. They've got some good, good players and a lot of height. Any team managed by Mick McCarthy will be a tough, tough game."

Mick McCarthy: "They've got threats on the pitch and they've only been beaten once. They've been the outstanding team, along with Burnley, I would say."  

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.

Around 400 Ipswich fans are set to make the trip to Bloomfield Road, with tickets remaining available 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

Iain Williamson has been confirmed as the referee for the game tomorrow, assisted by Paul Kettlewell and Billy Khalib. Mr Williamson last officiated a Blackpool game in November 2007, as The Seasiders lost 1-0 at Southampton.    

Half-Time Challenge

Wong's half-time challenge - Straight Walking Football - makes a return for the fixture. Thomas Wrigley and Steve Crahan will be the two fans battling it out to win some spends for the weekend. 

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. 

Steve Davies is the subject of our main interview for the game, while Neal Bishop, David Linighan and Ipswich defender Luke Chambers also feature.    

Betting Odds

The Seasiders are priced at 5/4 to win the match, with Stephen Dobbie is 3/1 to score at anytime during the 90 minutes. Please click here for a full list of betting options with Sky Bet.