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Pre-Match Brief: Bolton Wanderers

1 October 2013

All You Need To Know About The Game

Blackpool entertain Bolton Wanderers in their first midweek home fixture of the season this evening, kick-off 8pm. 

Three of the last four meetings between the clubs have ended in 2-2 draws, although you have to back to December 1977 for the last time the visitors won at Bloomfield Road. 

The Seasiders hope to welcome back Isaiah Osbourne from illness to ease a couple of midfield concerns, with Barry Ferguson out with an ankle problem and Angel Martinez suspended. 

Wanderers will include former Blackpool defender Alex Baptiste in their side, although fellow summer recruit Marc Tierney is sidelined. Andre Moritz, Mark Davies and Stuart Holden are also missing. 

Manager Views

Paul Ince: "I think Bolton are in a false position, I've seen them play some good stuff on a few DVDs and they're just not taking the chances that they should do."

Dougie Freedman: “We’re ready to go again at Blackpool. The way the players are feeling right now, we want as many games as we can get.“  

Ticket News

Matchday tickets remain on sale 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 4pm.

The visitors have sold more than 1,000 tickets so far, but supporters can purchase on the day from the away ticket booth, next to the away turnstiles, from 6.30pm. 

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

Neil Swarbrick will referee his first fixture involving Blackpool since February 2011 this evening. He will be assisted by Peter Bankes and Adrian Holmes, with Paul Tierney confirmed as fourth official.  
Up The Pool

Tonight's edition of Up The Pool, which will be the fifth of the season, will be on sale around the ground and from the club shop prior to kick-off, priced at just £3. 

The latest copy features interviews with Barry Ferguson, Neal Bishop, Brett Ormerod and Alex Baptiste, while there's also a look back at the 1953 FA Cup final in the words of Stanley Matthews, Stan Mortensen and Cyril Robinson.  

Betting Odds

The Seasiders are priced at 6/5 to win the match, with Ricardo Fuller at odds of 9/2 to score first and 5/4 at anytime during the 90 minutes. Please click here for a full list of betting options with Sky Bet.  

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