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Match Preview: Cambridge United (H)

7 October 2016

Pool Host The U's

Fixture | Blackpool vs Cambridge United
Date | 8 October 2016
Venue | Bloomfield Road

Preview
Back in league action and back at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool will look to spark a run to fire them up the division against Cambridge United on Saturday.

The Seasiders have struggled to string a run of results together but have lost just one of their seven matches on home soil so far this season.

Victory over Portsmouth showcased the potential of Gary Bowyer’s side and they’ll look for a repeat result against their in-form visitors this weekend.

Cambridge have won their last four in all competitions and are steaming up League Two after a slow start to the campaign under Shaun Derry. 

Recent Form 
3-1 winners in their last home game against Pompey, Pool failed to build on it and were beaten at Crawley Town last week. Defeat in the Checkatrade Trophy followed at Bolton, but the promising aspects of their performance were clear to all at the Macron Stadium.

Cambridge were without a win until late September but have won every game since, defeating Newport County, Yeovil Town and Accrington Stanley. Victory over Middleborough’s Under-21s followed in mid-week, with confidence high at the Abbey Stadium.

Team News
Bowyer confirmed he has defenders Andy Taylor and Clark Robertson back from injury and available for selection. Danny Pugh and Sam Slocombe remain doubtful, while Jack Redshaw is back running but not fit to feature. 

Cambridge will be without suspended duo Leon Legge and Brad Halliday, after both were sent off last weekend. George Maris and Medy Elito are still ruled out with ankle and knee injuries. 

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