Blackpool's First Trip To The Proact
Fixture| Chesterfield vs Blackpool
Date| 1 March 2016
Venue| The Proact Stadium
Drawing a line under a disappointing February, Blackpool will look to begin March on the front foot with a positive result in their first of two games away from Bloomfield Road this week.
Chesterfield are first on the agenda, a side who sit three points above The Seasiders in League One and battling for points for the exact same reason.
At the weekend Neil McDonald’s men were beaten 1-0 by Bradford City, a result which left them above the relegation zone on goal difference.
Three points would take Pool above Chesterfield and would be their third away win in the league this season, ahead of a trip to Millwall at the weekend.
Chesterfield have won their last two matches, against Crewe Alexandra and Gillingham, to ease the pressure on them at the bottom-end of League One.
Danny Wilson’s men defied the bookies at the weekend when they came away from high-flying Gillingham with three points, after goals from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Lee Novak.
Home form will be a concern for The Spireites however, having only claimed four victories at The Proact Stadium this season.
Will Aimson will miss out through suspension for The Seasiders after picking up Blackpool’s first red card of the season at the weekend.
Elsewhere, Lloyd Jones and Henry Cameron will miss out, with Pool having the rest of the squad available for selection.
Former Blackpool favourites Ian Evatt and Angel Martinez won’t feature against their former club due to long-term injuries.
Chris Herd and Daniel Jones will miss out through injury, while loanee Gary Liddle serves the third game of his suspension.
Blackpool goalkeeper Colin Doyle said: “We beat them 2-0 at our place but it’s going to be tough. They got a good result away at Gillingham on Saturday and will be confident. Hopefully we’ll get it down and pass it and be able to keep the ball.”
Spireites boss Wilson said: “I think it will be a tough game, they'll be very disciplined, very strong and difficult to break down. That may be frustrating at times from our perspective but we'll just have to be patient.”
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