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Pre-Match Brief: Blackburn Rovers

25 October 2013

Latest Information Ahead Of The Game

Blackpool will face Lancashire rivals Blackburn Rovers at Bloomfield Road tomorrow, kick-off 3pm.  

The Seasiders will once again be without manager Paul Ince due to a stadium ban, while skipper Barry Ferguson remains on the sidelines. Bradley Orr is ineligible to face his parent club, and defender Craig Cathcart is a doubt after sustaining a knee problem in training.

Former Blackpool striker DJ Campbell is expected to be back involved for the visitors, although Grant Hanley is missing due to suspension. Paul Robinson and David Dunn will definitely miss out. 

Manager Views

Paul Ince: "What we've done is a credit to the players because they've got that togetherness. They know where they stand, they know what they've got to do - they know they've got to do the basics week in, week out - and if they do that then we've always got a chance of winning games."

Gary Bowyer:  "We are aiming for a positive outcome. The players have worked very hard in training and they are looking forward to the game."

Ticket News

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.

All tickets in the away end have already been purchased, with more than 2,000 Blackburn fans making the short trip.  

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

Paul Tierney has been confirmed as the referee for the game tomorrow, assisted by Philip Dermott and Ken Haycock. Mr Tierney last officiated at Bloomfield Road in August 2012 as The Seasiders exited the Capital One Cup at the hands of Morecambe.   

Half-Time Challenge

Wong's half-time challenge - Straight Walking Football - makes a return for the fixture. Andy Fox and Malcolm Shurmer will be the two fans battling it out to win some spends for the weekend. 

Match Sponsors

Seasiders' Insurance and KPMG will sponsor the game against Blackburn tomorrow, while Leonard Dews Jewellers now sponsor the Man of the Match award.   

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. 

Dan Gosling is the subject of our main interview for the game, while Kirk Broadfoot and Kevin Stonehouse also feature.   

Betting Odds

The Seasiders are priced at 11/8 to win the match, with Thomas Ince available at odds of 6/4 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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