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The Match: Wolves (A)

16 January 2015

Preview Saturday's Game

Wolves Vs Blackpool
Saturday 17 January 2015
Molineux
 
They may be yet to achieve back-to-back wins this season, but Blackpool will look to shatter that record with three points against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
 
The Seasiders will be buoyed by victory over Millwall, which continued their positive start to the new calendar year.
 
Nevertheless Lee Clark's men remain eight points from safety, so will need to record their first away win of the campaign sooner rather than later.
 
However Wolves have lost just three times at Molineux in the league, and a victory could see them leapfrog their opponents into the play-off places.
 
Kenny Jackett's side were taken all the way to penalties by Fulham on Tuesday night, so Blackpool will hope to take advantage of their fresher legs.
 
Team News
Darren O'Dea is fit to make the trip after recovering from the ankle injury he picked up against Millwall. The clash will come too soon for José Miguel Cubero and Gary MacKenzie however.
 
As for Wolves, Benik Afobe joined from Arsenal this week and could make his debut. Kortney Hause could return, but Scott Goldbourne, Aaron McCarey and Tommy Rowe remain sidelined.
 
In The Build-Up
Peter Clarke's header helped secure Blackpool their third win of the season last weekend, while their last away trip ended in defeat at Aston Villa in the FA Cup.
 
Wolves were knocked out of the same competition on Tuesday, with Fulham scoring late before winning on penalties at Molineux. In league action Jackett's side beat Blackburn Rovers 1-0 last weekend.
 
Previous Meetings
The two sides couldn't be separated when they met at Bloomfield Road in September, as the game finished goalless. At Molineux in January 2013 Thomas Ince scored a brace as Pool won 2-1.
 
Around The Championship
Rivals Derby County and Nottingham Forest clash in the early kick-off, while leaders Bournemouth go to Rotherham United.
 
Wigan Athletic host Blackburn Rovers, while Millwall meet Ipswich Town.
 
Derby V Nottingham Forest
Brighton V Brentford
Fulham V Reading
Leeds V Birmingham
Middlesbrough V Huddersfield
Millwall V Ipswich
Norwich V Cardiff
Rotherham V Bournemouth
Sheffield Wednesday V Bolton
Watford V Charlton
Wigan V Blackburn

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