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Pre-Match Brief: Ipswich Town

31 October 2014

Look Ahead To Latest Fixture

Lee Clark will take charge of his first Blackpool match for the visit of Ipswich Town tomorrow, kick-off 3pm.

The new manager has had two days on the training ground with the players and is determined to get the season up and running.

Team News

Blackpool will be without the services of the suspended David Perkins for the game, although the challenge has already been set for others to step up and impress. Joan Oriol is now back training with the squad, as is Steven Davies.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy, who marks two years in charge of the Tractor Boys, will welcome back left-back Tyrone Mings from suspension but Jonathan Parr remains doubtful.

Manager Views:

Lee Clark: "We need to do all the basics right against them to get a result, but if my players show their true potential we've got a right good chance of getting a result."

Mick McCarthy: “The players you pick for your first game, that gives them a boost. They’ll run around and give that little bit extra. It’s maybe made it that little bit tougher for us."

Ticket News 

Tickets remain on sale to both sets of supporters for the match, with pre-booked tickets available for collection from the ticket booth, located just outside the ticket office, from 9am.

Just shy of 700 Ipswich fans have already purchased tickets, with the remaining allocation available to purchase from the away ticket booth from 1.30pm. 

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

Andy Haines will officiate the game between Blackpool and Ipswich Town tomorrow. His last match in charge of The Seasiders came back in February, when he refereed a 2-1 defeat to Birmingham City. He will be assisted by Alan Clayton and Darren Strain, with Chris Kavanagh on fourth official duties.


The latest edition of this season's programme features interviews with Jeffrey Rentmeister, Peter Clarke, Luke Chambers, Tony Rodwell, GB U-23s Deaf Coach Ryan Lewis and Editors' drummer Ed Lay.

Copies, which are priced at £3, are available to purchase from the club shop or various sellers around the ground prior to kick-off.

Betting Odds

Blackpool can be backed at odds of 13/5 with Sky Bet to seal victory in Lee Clark's first game, while Ipswich are priced at evens.  

Ishmael Miller is available at 2/1 to score at anytime for The Seasiders, with Peter Clarke at 16/1 to score in a Blackpool win. 

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