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Pre-Match Brief: Watford

30 August 2013

Hornets Visit Bloomfield Road

Blackpool welcome Watford to Bloomfield Road tomorrow for their final league game prior to the international break. 

Manager Paul Ince continues to have a number of injury concerns ahead of the game, with Gary MacKenzie joining Craig Cathcart, Steven Davies, Nathan Eccleston and Thomas Ince on the sidelines.

Midfielder Isaiah Osbourne faces a late check on a shoulder problem, while Kirk Broadfoot is expected to move from right-back to centre-back.   

Watford defender Lloyd Doyley is a doubt for the visitors, although Almen Abdi is expected to return following a foot problem.  

Manager Views

Paul Ince: "We know what they're going to do, it's just a case of can we stop it and can we go and get goals ourselves to try and win a game." 

Gianfranco Zola: “Their last few results have been good. They are a solid team and they work hard so it will be difficult for us."   

Ticket News

Matchday tickets remain on sale for the Watford 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.

More than 900 Watford supporters have purchased tickets so far, but visiting supporters can still gain admission on the day by visiting the away ticket booth, next to the away turnstiles, from 1pm. 

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

Geoff Eltringham has been confirmed as the referee for the game tomorrow, assisted by Simon Clayton and Danny Gratton. Mr Eltringham officiated two games involving The Seasiders last season, a 2-0 loss to Charlton and a 2-1 defeat to Barnsley. Paul Marsden has been named as fourth official.   

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. 

Ricardo Fuller is the subject of our main interview, while Charles Dunne, Ikechi Anya and Mickey Walsh also feature.  

Betting Odds

The Seasiders are priced at 21/10 to win the match, with Fuller at odds of 5/2 to score at anytime during the 90 minutes. Please click here for a full list of betting options with Sky Bet.  

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