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Pre-Match Brief: Nottingham Forest

Posted: Fri 07 Feb 2014
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Latest Info Ahead Of The Game

Elliot Grandin and Stephen Dobbie could be set for welcome returns to Bloomfield Road tomorrow, as Blackpool host Nottingham Forest.

The pair are in contention to make their second and fourth home debuts for the club, respectively. Jack Robinson, Ricardo Fuller and Neal Bishop face late fitness checks.

The visitors will be without former Blackpool midfielder David Vaughan (fractured knee) and Henri Lansbury (back) for the fixture, although recent signings Danny Fox, Rafik Djebbour and Kevin Gomis could feature.

Barry Ferguson: "I went on Wednesday night to watch them against Preston, although they made a few changes. I kind of roughly know what personnel they'll go with and what shape they'll go with. That's why we've done a lot of shape . We'll be ready, there'll be no excuses."

Ticket News:

Matchday tickets remain on sale at the ticket office to Blackpool fans with a previous purchase history for the game, with any pre-booked tickets available for collection at the ticket booth, located just outside the ticket office, from 11am.

No tickets will be available for Nottingham Forest supporter. with the club's allocation completely sold.   

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

Carl Boyeson has been confirmed as the referee for the game tomorrow, assisted by Matthew Bristow and Karl Evans. Mr Boyeson last officiated a Blackpool game in February 2013, which came against Leeds United at Elland Road. 

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. 

Andy Halliday is the subject of our main interview for the game, while Stephen Dobbie and Paul Hart also feature. Chris Basham and Neal Bishop go head-to-head in a quiz on sport, music, TV and film, with an opposition view on the game provided by Guy Moussi.   

Betting Odds

The Seasiders are priced at 3/1 to win the match, with Stephen Dobbie available at odds of 7/2 to score at anytime during the 90 minutes. Pleaseclick here for a full list of betting options with Sky Bet.