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Pre-Match Brief: Nottingham Forest

13 February 2015

Latest Information Ahead of Fixture

Blackpool will look to get back on track in a fixture the manager has labelled 'must-win' against Nottingham Forest tomorrow.

The Seasiders' recent upturn in fortunes at Bloomfield Road came to an end on Tuesday night, as Middlesbrough secured all three points with an 88th minute winner.

Saturday's visitors come into the game on the back of a 3-0 victory over Wigan on Wednesday night, which gave Dougie Freedman his second win from two games in charge.

Team News

Charles Dunne is expected to recover in time after leaving the field with a muscular problem the other night, while Gary Madine will push for a start following a debut off the bench. Grant Hall misses out with ankle ligament damage but could be back for the game against Blackburn Rovers next weekend.

Nottingham Forest will be without top scorer Britt Assombalonga, who sustained what appeared to be a bad knee injury against Wigan on Wednesday. Andy Reid and Chris Cohen continue to miss out with long-term injuries.

Ticket News 

No tickets will be available on the day for Nottingham Forest fans, with the away allocation completely sold out. Tickets will remain on sale to Blackpool supporters though, with pre-booked tickets available for collection from the ticket booth, located just outside the ticket office, from 11am.

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

Lee Probert will officiate the game between the two teams, having last refereed a Blackpool game in May 2011. He will be assisted by Ron Ganfield and Andy Halliday, with Darren Bond on fourth official duties.

PA Announcer

Fleetwood Town PA announcer Rod Allsworth will be filling in for Tony Parr at Bloomfield Road tomorrow. Our thanks go to Rod for agreeing to help out. 


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. 


Steven Davies and Gary Madine feature in this weekend's programme, as well as boxers Brian Rose and Carl Froch.

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 once again be open from 12pm tomorrow until kick-off. Admission is free for families with match tickets, however under-16s must be accompanied by an adult. Two squad players will be on hand to sign autographs from 2pm. 

Betting Odds

Blackpool are priced at 14/5 with Sky Bet to beat Nottingham Forest at Bloomfield Road, with the visitors available at odds of 19/20.

Steven Davies is priced at 13/2 to open the scoring, with Gary Madine at odds of 12/5 to open his account for the club and score in the 90 minutes. 

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