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The Match: Fulham (A)

5 November 2014

Preview Wednesday's Game

Fulham v Blackpool
Wednesday 5 November 2014
Craven Cottage

Lee Clark's Blackpool are on the road for the first time on Wednesday, as they look to take three points from a rejuvenated Fulham side at Craven Cottage.

The new boss took charge of his first match on the weekend, but after just two training sessions they were beaten by Ipswich Town, so he will hope for a reaction.

The Seasiders are nine points from safety, but this week have been boosted by the loan signing of Jacob Murphy from Norwich City.

They face a Fulham side unbeaten in their last four league matches, having felt the positive effect of Kit Symons taking over from Felix Magath in the hot seat.

Officially confirmed as the club's manager last week, Symons watched his side strike late to share the points at Wigan Athletic in a 3-3 draw on Saturday.

Team News
David Perkins returns to the Blackpool squad having missed Saturday's fixture through suspension.

Clark confirmed Gary MacKenzie, José Miguel Cubero and Steven Davies are unavailable for selection, while Jonathan Legear is waiting on international clearance so will miss out.

For Fulham, their £11m striker Ross McCormack misses the clash, having picked up two yellow cards at the DW Stadium.

Meanwhile Adam Taggart and Fernando Amorebieta are both expected to miss out for the hosts.

In The Build Up
The Seasiders were beaten 2-0 on Saturday by Ipswich, and have lost their last four fixtures leading into the match.

Fulham have taken eight points from their last 12 available, including one in Saturday's draw at Wigan.

Previous Meetings
The last time the two sides met was in the 2013 FA Cup, when after a 1-1 draw in London, Fulham beat Pool 2-1 after extra time in the replay.

The last league meeting between the two saw The Seasiders beaten 3-0 in the Premier League, back in 2011.

Around The Championship
The majority of clubs played on Tuesday evening in The Championship, as Bournemouth moved to the top after victory at Sheffield Wednesday.

Meanwhile there was wins for Birmingham, Bolton and Brighton at the bottom of the division.

The only other fixture on Wednesday sees mid-table duo Nottingham Forest and Brentford go head-to-head at The City Ground.

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