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The Match: Watford (A)

23 January 2015

Preview Saturday's Game

Vicarage Road
Saturday 24 January 2015
Watford Vs Blackpool

Blackpool will aim to defy the league table and claim three valuable points when they travel to high-flying Watford on Saturday.

It's a second successive away trip for The Seasiders, who are still looking for a first victory on the road this season.

In what is their first trip to the new-look Vicarage Road, Blackpool will look to take the positives from holding Wolves for so long last weekend.

At the same time Watford were mauling Charlton Athletic, therefore tightening their grip on sixth spot in The Championship.

A real force on their day, highlighted by hitting The Addicks for five, and it's only inconsistency hampering The Hornets' automatic promotion push.

Team News
Blackpool welcome back Ishmael Miller for the trip, after the striker missed the last two matches with a hamstring injury. Niall Maher could make his debut on loan from Bolton, but Grant Hall, Gary MacKenzie and José Miguel Cubero all miss out.

Nyron Nosworthy will be available to make his return to Vicarage Road after agreeing a new Blackpool deal on Friday.

Watford will have Ben Watson available for a debut after signing the midfielder from Wigan Athletic on Friday. However Gianni Munari is a doubt, while Fernando Forestieri, Sean Murray and defender Joel Ekstrand are unavailable.

Defender Craig Cathcart could come up against The Seasiders for the first time since departing in the summer.

In The Build-Up
Blackpool held on for 86 minutes at Molineux last weekend, but were eventually beaten 2-0 by Wolves. Their last victory arrived a week earlier and came courtesy of Peter Clarke's header against Millwall.

Watford battered Charlton last time out, which banished the memories of their disappointing defeat at Huddersfield Town seven days earlier.

Previous Meetings
Matej Vydra's penalty settled things at Bloomfield Road earlier in the season, as Watford won 1-0. The Hornets were also victorious on home soil back in March, putting four past Barry Ferguson's Pool side.

Around The Championship
With a host of clubs in FA Cup action this weekend there are just three other Championship fixtures.

Norwich host Brentford, Huddersfield travel to struggling Wigan and Wolves clash with Charlton.

Norwich City Vs Brentford
Wigan Athletic Vs Huddersfield Town
Wolverhampton Wanderers Vs Charlton Athletic

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