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Preview: Shrewsbury Town (A)

25 September 2015

Pool Travel To Shropshire

Fixture| Shrewsbury Town vs Blackpool
Date| 26 September 2015
Venue| The Greenhous Meadow

Back on the road and looking to continue their positive performances away from Bloomfield Road, Blackpool travel to Shrewsbury Town hoping to move off the foot of the table.

A draw with Barnsley last time out wasn’t enough to stop Neil McDonald’s men slipping to bottom place, but they’ll take heart from a strong second-half performance.

Pool have impressed away from home this season and all but one of their points have been picked up away from Bloomfield Road. 

They’ll pit their wits against a Shrewsbury side who’ve lost all of their home games so far this season, despite the best efforts of former Seasider Micky Mellon.

The Opposition
The Shrews have struggled on home soil since their return to League One, after holding a formidable record at the Greenhous Meadow last season.

Away from home they’re a different proposition, having won at Barnsley and Southend United already this season.

James Collins provides their main goal threat, with three to his name so far, but Tyrone Barnett has been preferred up front in recent weeks.

Managed by Mellon, The Shrews have former Pool men Mark Halstead, James Caton and Scott Vernon in their ranks. 

Team News
Jarrett Rivers remains Blackpool’s only absentee with a hamstring injury, after the rest of the squad came through a full week on the training ground unscathed. 

Shrewsbury have no injury concerns, so Mellon may shuffle his pack after a home defeat to Crewe Alexandra last time out. 

Pre-Match Talk
McDonald: “It remains to be seen which way we’ll go, we’ve tried both (different systems) on the training ground and we’ll see which one we eventually pick on Saturday. We need to win games and score a few more goals, so we might be a bit more adventurous – watch this space.”

Mellon: “I’ve no doubt Blackpool will continue to improve, which we’ve seen from DVDs and the scouting reports. So we’re playing against a continually-improving Blackpool team and they’ve got a manager who’s good at what he does and seems to be getting them moving in the right direction."

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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