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The Match: Sheffield United

26 January 2016

Pool Back At Bloomfield Road

Back on home soil, where their form has been impressive in the main, Blackpool are looking to carry their momentum from recent weeks into a rearranged clash with Sheffield United. 

The Seasiders have taken four points from the last six available and now have two home games in the space of five days to extended the gap between them and the bottom four.

Sheffield United are currently competing at the top end of the division, but with a top two spot seeming unlikely, they’ll be determined to secure a place in the play-offs come May. 

Nigel Adkins’ men drew 1-1 with Swindon Town on Saturday, as Billy Sharp registered his seventh goal in as many games, and they currently sit two points off the top six.

Team News
Clark Robertson may come back into contention for The Seasiders, after missing the last three matches with a knee injury. Lloyd Jones, Henry Cameron and Martin Paterson remain out.

Bob Harris will be denied an opportunity to face his former club through injury, however Chris Basham is expected to recover from a knock to feature. 

Pre-Match Quotes
Richie Kyle: “We've played at Wigan and got a result and at Coventry, and we also beat Peterborough United here at Bloomfield Road, so we know we can compete in this league and compete against the teams near the top.”

Adkins: “Blackpool is the next challenge and it will be a tough one, they are a much better side than the one we faced in August and full credit to their manager, Neil McDonald.”

Match Officials
Ross Joyce will take charge of the contest, which will be his second Blackpool fixture of the season. He’ll be assisted by Peter Wright and Tom Nield, with Thomas Kirk on fourth official duties. 

Jim McAlister and Danny Philliskirk are interviewed inside Up The Pool, while there is further content coming from Clark Robertson and Martin Paterson. Chris Basham provides the away perspective and Neil McDonald provides his pre-match notes. 

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