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Pre-Match Brief: Middlesbrough

10 February 2015

Latest Information Ahead Of Tonight's Game

Blackpool will look to extend their winning run at Bloomfield Road to three games when Middlesbrough arrive this evening.

The Seasiders aim to bounce back from a defeat at Norwich on Saturday, while a victory for the visitors could take them into one of the automatic promotion spots.

Team News

Steven Davies hopes to shake off a slight groin problem to continue leading the line, while Gary Madine has joined from Sheffield Wednesday in time to make a potential debut. Joe Lewis is expected to have recovered from illness, but defender Grant Hall remains on the sidelines.  

Defender Daniel Ayala returns from suspension for Middlesbrough and Ryan Fredericks will be assessed after taking a knock to his ankle against Charlton.

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 5pm.

1,300 Middlesbrough supporters have purchased tickets so far, with fans still intending to travel asked to pay for tickets at the away ticket booth from 6.15pm. 

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

Chris Kavanagh will officiate the game between the two teams and he will be assisted by David Benton and Paul Graham. Jeremy Simpson will be on fourth official duties. 

Travel

Supporters travelling to the game from outside of Blackpool will be required to follow diversions from the end of the M55 to the ground due to the continued closure of Yeadon Way. 

Programme

Darren O'Dea is the cover star and main interview in tonight's programme, with Tony McMahon, Ian Hughes, Steve Harrison, Maximo Park lead singer Paul Smith and George Friend also featuring.

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

Family Room

The family room, located within The Seasiders' Bar, will be open from 5pm until kick-off. Admission is free for families with match tickets, however under-16s must be accompanied by an adult. 

Betting Odds

Blackpool can be backed at odds of 6/1 with Sky Bet to beat Middlesbrough this evening, with the visitors available at 1/2.

Steven Davies is priced at 8/1 to open the scoring, with Peter Clarke at odds of 12/1 to score in the 90 minutes.

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