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Pre-Match Brief: Yeovil Town

Posted: Fri 04 Apr 2014
Author: Mark Ridgway

Looking At Tomorrow's Game

The first of back-to-back homes games sees Blackpool host Yeovil Town tomorrow afternoon, with the visitors looking to move off the bottom of the table.

Gary Johnson’s side visit Bloomfield Road on the back of a disappointing loss against Barnsley last time out, and they’ll need to start winning quickly if they are to enjoy a second successive season at this level.

Barry Ferguson will be without Kirk Broadfoot and Ricardo Fuller who are injured, but they remain the only absentees, whilst Apostolos Vellios and Robert Earnshaw are in line for home debuts.

As for Yeovil, they’ll worry about the fitness of Ruben Palazuelos, but Kieffer Moore is available for selection.

With Derby also visiting Blackpool on Tuesday, it is a good opportunity to extend the 7-point gap they have on the relegation zone.

Manager Views

Barry Ferguson: “I’m not getting carried away, the last three or four weeks we’ve had some good results, but we’re far from safe. We needed to win on Saturday.”

Gary Johnson: “We’re got to play our game; it’s a long trip so you know you’re away but we’re going to try and prepare properly, they’ve got to show they’re not giving up.”

Tickets

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 Yeovil Town fans still wishing to make the long trip. Tickets can be purchased from the away ticket booth from 1.30pm.   

Prices

£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

Oliver Langford is the referee for the game, he last officiated a Blackpool match at Bournemouth in September. He will be assisted by Steve Copeland and Simeon Lucas, whilst the fourth official is Paul Marsden.

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. 

In this week’s edition is interviews with Apsotolos Vellios and Gary MacKenzie, while Steve Banks is the past player article and Jamie McAllister provides the Yeovil perspective.  

Betting

Blackpool are at 21/20 to beat Yeovil with Sky Bet, while the visitors are at 5/2 for an away win. A draw can be backed at 12/5 and David Goodwillie is 11/2 to score the first goal of the game.