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Match Preview: Barnsley (H)

Seasiders Host The Tykes

21 December 2018

It's seventh versus eighth in Sky Bet League One this weekend, as Barnsley face Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

The two sides, both pushing for the play-off spots, play each other for the second time this season, having previously met in the Carabao Cup in August. 

Blackpool, who progressed in the Emirates FA Cup in midweek, will be aiming to record a third straight league victory at home. 

The visitors, meanwhile, go in search of their first league win of the month. 

Team News:

Joe Dodoo will miss out for Blackpool after being forced off with an ankle injury against Solihull Moors, while Ollie Turton continues to be monitored following the hamstring issue he picked up at Oxford. Nathan Delfouneso could come back into the starting XI. 

Former Blackpool midfielder Brad Potts will likely start for Barnsley, who don't have any fresh injury concerns. Just Kenny Dougall remains out. 

The Manager's View: 

The Referee: 

Anthony Backhouse will officiate his third Blackpool match of the season, having previously taken charge of fixtures against Doncaster Rovers and AFC Wimbledon. 

He has refereed 22 games so far this season, issuing 59 yellow cards and two red ones. 


Tickets for the fixture, which gets underway at 3pm, are priced at: 

- £22 for Adults
- £18 for Seniors
- £10 for Under-18s
- Free for Under-11s**

*Prices exclude block M seating. 

**Under-11s must become a member of Young Seasiders for £15. This entitles free admission to home EFL matches with a paying adult or senior.  

Season ticket holders and members are entitled to £5 off the price of a match ticket for adults and seniors, and £2 off the price of an under-18 ticket. 

To purchase tickets, please visit the ticket office or call 0303 334 0999. 

Previous Meeting: 

Elsewhere In Sky Bet League One: 

Bradford City vs Scunthorpe United
Bristol Rovers vs Fleetwood Town
Charlton Athletic vs Gillingham
Doncaster Rovers vs Oxford United
Luton Town vs Burton Albion
Peterborough United vs Walsall
Plymouth Argyle vs Accrington Stanley
Portsmouth vs Sunderland
Shrewsbury Town vs Coventry City
Southend United vs Rochdale
Wycombe Wanderers vs AFC Wimbledon

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