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The Match: Norwich City (A)

6 February 2015

Preview Saturday's Clash

Blackpool's quest for back-to-back wins and a first away victory of the season combine on Saturday, and three points at Norwich City would be the perfect boost for the club's survival bid.
 
Lee Clark's men were victorious last time out, but form away from home must improve, starting against his former club at Carrow Road.
 
The Seasiders will travel in good spirits after seeing off Brighton a week ago, and another positive result could see them pass Wigan in the table.
 
Norwich will have hoped to be higher than eighth at this point of the season, but new manager Alex Neil will still be targeting a play-off place come May.
 
They drew 0-0 last time out and will now be preparing to face Blackpool on home soil for the first time since 2008.
 
Team News
Goalkeeper Joe Lewis is a doubt to face his former club due to illness, while Grant Hall will definitely miss out for The Seasiders. They are the only injuries Clark has to deal with.
 
Jonny Howson returns for Norwich having concluded his suspension, but Gary O'Neil, Ryan Bennett and Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe have all been out of action recently and are likely to miss out again.
 
In their ranks is former Pool favourite Wes Hoolahan, who could come up against The Seasiders.
 
In The Build-Up
Jamie O'Hara's free-kick was the difference between Blackpool and Brighton last weekend, while Pool were well beaten at Watford on this last away trip.
 
Norwich endured a goalless draw at Birmingham last time out, but their last home fixture ended in defeat at the hands of Brentford.
 
Previous Meetings
Norwich beat Blackpool 3-1 at Bloomfield Road back in September, when Nathan Delfouneso was on target for the hosts. In 2009 Pool beat The Canaries 2-0 on home soil, after drawing 1-1 at Carrow Road.
 
Around The Championship
Wigan Athletic host league leaders Bournemouth, while Millwall take on Huddersfield.
 
Nottingham Forest travel to Brighton, with Rotherham host Ipswich.
 
Brighton v Nottingham Forest
Derby v Bolton
Fulham v Birmingham
Leeds v Brentford
Middlesbrough v Charlton
Millwall v Huddersfield
Rotherham v Ipswich
Sheff Wed v Cardiff
Watford v Blackburn
Wigan v Bournemouth
Wolves v Reading

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