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Pre-Match Brief: Sheffield Wednesday

Posted: Fri 29 Nov 2013
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Latest News Ahead Of Fixture

Blackpool return to action at Bloomfield Road tomorrow, with Sheffield Wednesday the visitors for a 3pm kick-off. 

Manager Paul Ince will be back on the touchline after serving a five-match stadium ban and will come up against his former Wolves boss, Dave Jones. 

Skipper Barry Ferguson remains on the sidelines, as do Craig Cathcart, Bradley Orr and Mark Halstead. Jack Robinson will see out the final game of his suspension. 

Sheffield Wednesday could make changes to their starting XI following a 2-1 loss to Huddersfield Town last weekend. Kamil Zayatte and Martin Taylor are definitely out.   

Manager Views

Paul Ince: "I must say that Al, Thommo and the staff have done a fantastic job in keeping us ticking over. There have been disappointments along the way but you're going to get them in football, whether I'm there or not."  

Dave Jones: "Everybody in this club knows what they have to do: there’s no hiding place; they have to fight and scrap.”

Ticket News

Matchday tickets remain on sale to Blackpool fans for the 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.

All tickets in the away end have been purchased, with no tickets available to Sheffield Wednesday fans on the day.    

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

Simon Hooper has been confirmed as the referee for the game tomorrow, assisted by Richard Bartlett and Tony Peart. Mr Hooper last officiated a Blackpool game in February, which The Seasiders drew 0-0 with Leicester City.    
Half-Time Challenge

The Ladbrokes half-time challenge will make a return for the game against Sheffield Wednesday.  

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. 

Gary MacKenzie is the subject of our main interview, while Jack Robinson, Rob Edwards and Wednesday midfielder Giles Coke also feature.    

Betting Odds

The Seasiders are priced at 11/10 to win the match, with Dan Gosling available at 16/1 to grab the first goal of the game. Please click here for a full list of betting options with Sky Bet.