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Preview: Scunthorpe United (A)

4 September 2015

Pool Travel To Glanford Park

Fixture| Scunthorpe United vs Blackpool
Date| 5 September 2015
Venue| Glanford Park

A week on from the humbling at the hands of Walsall, Blackpool have regrouped and travel to Scunthorpe United confident of achieving a positive result at Glanford Park.

Neil McDonald’s men are still searching for their first victory of the campaign and will now look to expand their purple patches in matches into the full 90 minutes. 

The Seasiders have drafted in the experienced David Norris this week, and he’ll link up with the squad for the trip east. 

After putting in two hard-working performances away from home in League One so far, McDonald will hope his side are better rewarded for their efforts this time around.

The Opposition
Scunthorpe enter Saturday’s clash on the back of four games without a win and just one victory to their name this season.

Unlike Blackpool, The Iron were in Johnstone’s Paint Trophy action on Tuesday, but tasted defeat on home soil at the hands of Barnsley.

Last week’s 2-2 draw at Colchester United came after Scunthorpe had raced into a two-goal lead just 18 minutes in.

Other results this season include defeats to Wigan Athletic and Burton Albion, a goalless draw with Millwall, while their solitary victory came over Crewe Alexandra. 

Team News
For the first time this season Blackpool travel with a fully fit squad, after Colin Doyle and John Herron returned to training this week.

Along with Herron, Norris could be set for his Blackpool debut, after agreeing a one-year deal on Thursday.

Scunthorpe are hoping defender Jack King will be fit to face The Seasiders after he was forced out of Tuesday’s defeat to Barnsley with a head injury, while Jamie Ness is expected to be fit.

The fixture will provide Scunthorpe midfielder Neal Bishop with an opportunity to face his former employers, after departing Bloomfield Road last year.

Pre-Match Talk
Pool manager Neil McDonald on Iron: “They’ll be a good test. I went to see them against Wigan a couple of weeks ago, they’ve got some dangerous players. We have to be aware of them but be ready to strike and take some points.”

United boss Mark Robins said: “They are buoyant and looking forward to the game. It gives us a great chance to play, perform and improve on Tuesday night. We have to keep positive and keep believing in what we are doing because it will come.”

Tangerine PlayerHD will be providing full 90 minute commentary from the match, while the Blackpool FC Twitter feed will be providing live updates for the entirety. 

Reaction will be available on the official website post-match, as well as on YouTube, PlayerHD and social media.  

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