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Match Preview: Sunderland (H)

Blackpool Open Up 2019 With Fixture Against The Mackems

31 December 2018

Blackpool will aim to get 2019 off to a strong start when they host Sunderland at Bloomfield Road tomorrow.

The match will be the first meeting between the sides this season, with the reverse fixture previously rescheduled for February. 

Both teams head into the game on the back of draws on the weekend, with Blackpool picking up a point at AFC Wimbledon and Sunderland being held at home to Shrewsbury Town. 

Team News: 

Jay Spearing has been added to the list of concerns for Blackpool, having been substituted late on against AFC Wimbledon. Ollie Turton, Curtis Tilt and Joe Dodoo continue to be monitored, while Donervon Daniels is set for a return to training. Mark Cullen, Jimmy Ryan and Max Clayton remain on the sidelines. Jordan Thompson is suspended. 

Sunderland will give a late check to full-back Bryan Oviedo after he was withdrawn on Saturday. George Honeyman and Adam Matthews are also doubtful. 

The Referee: 

Darren Drysdale has been confirmed to officiate the match, having last refereed a Blackpool fixture in April 2018. 

He has taken charge of 23 games so far this season, showing 87 yellow cards and three red ones.  


Tickets for home supporters go back on sale at the ticket office from 10am on New Year's Day, 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. 

Elsewhere in Sky Bet League One: 

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

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