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Pre-Match Brief: Brighton

30 January 2015

Latest Information Ahead of Fixture

Blackpool will aim to make it back-to-back home wins when they host Brighton & Hove Albion at Bloomfield Road tomorrow.

The Seasiders return to familiar surroundings after two defeats on the road, with the players determined to bounce back from a heavy loss at Watford last weekend. 

Team News

Joe Rothwell could be set for his Blackpool debut after joining the club on loan from Manchester United. Manager Lee Clark could ring the changes on the back the result at Vicarage Road, however Grant Hall definitely misses out (ankle ligaments). 

Brighton hope to hand Beram Kayal a debut following a successful work permit application. International clearance is still required in time for the former Celtic man to appear, though. The visitors will also assess the fitness of Kazenga LuaLua who has been out of action since late November. Joao Teixeira is expected to be available again after missing the FA Cup game against Arsenal with illness.

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 11am.

Brighton fans still intending to travel can purchase tickets for the away end at 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

Seb Stockbridge will officiate the game between the two teams and it will be the first time he has refereed either side. He will be assisted by Thomas Bramall and Ollie Yates, with Paul Hodgkinson on fourth official duties.

Police Appeal

A renewed appeal for new information about Charlene Downes will be made at the game. Prior to the match and during half-time a Lancashire Constabulary appeal will feature on the big screen, with the appeal also featured in the matchday programme. 


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. 


Sir Stanley Matthews features on the cover of this weekend's programme. The club pays tribute to his career in tangerine as Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Interviews with David Perkins, Solly March and boxer Scotty Cardle can also be found in the latest edition. 

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. 

Betting Odds

Blackpool can be backed at odds of 100/30 with Sky Bet to beat Brighton, with the visitors available at 5/6.

Steven Davies is priced at 7/1 to open the scoring, with Andrea Orlandi at odds of 11/2 to score against his former club in the 90 minutes.

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