Pool Back On Home Soil
Two points from safety in the League One relegation zone, Blackpool take on out-of-form Coventry City at Bloomfield Road looking to give themselves a survival boost.
Defeat at Millwall last weekend left The Seasiders inside the bottom four but it’s at home where the majority of points have arrived this season.
Coventry arrive on the back of four consecutive defeats, which have seen Tony Mowbray’s side fall out of the play-offs for the first time this season.
The Sky Blues still remain three points off the top six, but have won just once in ten matches, allowing Barnsley and Bradford City to hone in on the play-offs.
Blackpool will be without the suspended Hayden White, after the full-back saw red at Millwall.
Neil McDonald will also be without Clark Robertson (hamstring) and Henry Cameron (knee), while Lloyd Jones is pushing for a start.
Coventry will be without Baily Cargill after the loanee returned to Bournemouth with ankle ligament damage.
McDonald: “The players know the situation we’re in, we’ve got 11 games to put that right. Everybody’s trained really well this week and is looking forward to the game. If we can deal with their danger men we’ve got a good chance of getting the points.”
Mowbray: "We've given ourselves a fantastic opportunity this year to try and get ourselves out of this league, and we've got to grab that opportunity. The games can't just keep drifting away at this stage in the season.”
Mark Brown will be in the middle for the fixture, which will be his first at Bloomfield Road since December 2011. He’ll be assisted by Anthony Backhouse and Mark Duncan, while Ryan Johnson will be fourth official.
David Ferguson and Dean Lyness provide the main interviews inside the latest Up The Pool. We also hear from Neil McDonald, Lloyd Jones and Romain Vincelot, while Phil Horner talks readers through the top six moments of his playing career.