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24 November 2018 Venue Bloomfield Road Attendance

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Match Preview: Burton Albion (H)

Seasiders Host The Brewers

23 November 2018

Blackpool return to Bloomfield Road tomorrow, as The Seasiders host Burton Albion.

Having recorded four consecutive victories in all competitions, Pool will be aiming to maintain their current form and go past the 30-point mark for the season. 

The opposition sit four points behind Blackpool in the table and have picked up back-to-back league wins in their last two outings. 

Team News: 

Jordan Thompson returns from international duty for the match, however a late fitness check will be made on the availability of fellow midfielder Callum Guy, who was forced off with a tight hamstring at Southend United last weekend. Jimmy Ryan (knee) and Max Clayton (hamstring) remain on the sidelines. 

Ben Turner, Ben Fox and Marvin Sordell are doubts for the visitors, though Devante Cole is expected to play after having an injection in his groin. Dimitar Evtimov and Liam Boyce return from international commitments. 

The Manager's View: 

The Referee: 

Thomas Bramall will referee his second Blackpool game of the season, having been at Bloomfield Road for the match against Scunthorpe United last month. 

The official has refereed 19 fixtures so far, with five of them coming in Sky Bet League One. 


Tickets for the match, which kicks-off at 3pm, are priced at: 

- £22 for Adults
- £18 for Seniors
- £10 for Under-18s
- Free for Under-11s**

*Prices exclude block M seating. 

**Under-11s must become a member of Young Seasiders for £15. This entitles free admission to home EFL matches with a paying adult or senior.  

Season ticket holders and members are entitled to £5 off the price of a match ticket for adults and seniors, and £2 off the price of an under-18 ticket. 

To purchase tickets, please visit the ticket office or call 0303 334 0999. 


Supporters are asked to note that Yeadon Way, the main link road to the stadium, is currently closed. Diversions are in place which will add 10 minutes to your journey. 

Elsewhere in Sky Bet League One: 

AFC Wimbledon vs Southend United
Barnsley vs Doncaster Rovers
Bradford City vs Oxford United
Charlton Athletic vs Bristol Rovers
Gillingham vs Luton Town
Plymouth Argyle vs Fleetwood Town
Rochdale vs Accrington Stanley
Scunthorpe United vs Portsmouth
Walsall vs Sunderland
Wycombe Wanderers vs Sunderland

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Match Reports

Report: Blackpool 3 Burton Albion 0

Thompson On Target In Strong Second-Half Showing

24 November 2018

Three goals in 11 devastating second-half minutes saw Blackpool record a 3-0 victory at home to Burton Albion.

Goals from Armand Gnanduillet, Jordan Thompson and Joe Dodoo made it five consecutive wins for The Seasiders, who remain just outside of the play-off spots in Sky Bet League One.

The result came playing with a 3-5-2 formation once again, albeit with a change in personnel. Michael Nottingham and Jordan Thompson were restored to the starting line-up at the expense of Nathan Delfouneso and the injured Callum Guy.

It was last week’s match-winner, Armand Gnanduillet, who had the first opportunity of note, forcing goalkeeper Bradley Collins to tip his header over the bar.

At the other end, Mark Howard had a moment of panic after missing a pass back from Jay Spearing. Fortunately, the ‘keeper managed to scamper back and clear off his own goal line.

Blackpool’s main attacking threat in the opening half-hour was coming from Marc Bola down the left, with the former Arsenal man swinging a number of deliveries across the six-yard box. Team-mates were unable to convert them, though.

Armand Gnanduillet tried to create another chance for himself with 36 minutes on the clock, however The Seasiders’ top scorer fired over.

A counter attack led by Jordan Thompson was brought to a halt when the Northern Ireland international was cynically fouled by Stephen Quinn. Having retaliated to the challenge, he joined the Burton man in receiving a yellow card.

Joe Dodoo’s deft touch presented an opportunity for Thompson to shoot just prior to the interval, however Collins made the save to deny him.

Half-Time: Blackpool 0 Burton Albion 0

Within a minute of restarting the game, Blackpool took the lead. Jordan Thompson played a well-timed pass for Armand Gnanduillet to latch on to and the striker shrugged off the challenge of the defender to slot in his seventh goal of the season.

Clearly buoyed by the opener, The Seasiders quickly doubled their advantage three minutes later. Joe Dodoo showed a great turn of pace down the left and delivered the ball across the six-yard box for Jordan Thompson to convert.

Dodoo himself then had a good chance to grab a third for Blackpool, however he was unable to divert Gnanduillet’s flick on target.

The on-loan Rangers man made amends though, finding the net with a sensational scissor kick finish inside the penalty area.

Pool were now brimming with confidence and looked dangerous with every attack, committing more numbers forward on the break.

Burton did have a spell of pressure themselves, as they tried to decrease the gap, however the Blackpool defence held firm.

Given the scoreline and with Tuesday’s game at Doncaster in mind, the manager opted to bring off Ollie Turton, Jay Spearing and Joe Dodoo at certain stages, with Harry Pritchard, Chris Taylor and Liam Feeney their replacements.

Just prior to Feeney’s introduction, Armand Gnanduillet probably should have made it 4-0. The striker fluffed his lines though and missed connecting with another great delivery from Marc Bola.

Burton substitute Marcus Harness came close to a reply for Nigel Clough’s side, yet somehow his downward header landed on the roof of the net from six-yards out.

That miss ensured that the clean sheet remained intact, rounding off a good afternoon’s work from the team.

Full-Time: Blackpool 3 Burton Albion 0

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