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Match Preview: Fleetwood Town

Fylde Coast Fixture For Seasiders

26 October 2018

Blackpool's shortest away trip of the season takes place tomorrow, as The Seasiders face Fleetwood Town at Highbury.

Terry McPhillips' side make the nine-mile journey on the back of an 11-match unbeaten run in Sky Bet League One, having recorded consecutive victories against AFC Wimbledon and Scunthorpe United this week. 

Fleetwood, managed by Joey Barton, sit two points below Pool in the table and will be aiming to bounce back from defeats to Portsmouth and Peterborough United. 

Team News: 

A late check will be made on the availability of Marc Bola, who missed out in midweek due to a sprained ankle. Joe Bunney is edging closer to a return to training, though Jimmy Ryan and Max Clayton remain sidelined. 

Fleetwood could be without the services of Dean Marney after the former Burnley midfielder was forced off in the first-half against Peterborough United on Tuesday. Nathan Sheron returns from suspension for the fixture, however. 

The Referee: 

John Brooks has been tasked with officiating the fixture at Highbury following nine games at Championship level this season. He has also refereed two Carabao Cup ties and Sunderland's opening game of the campaign at Charlton in August. He has shown 45 yellow cards and three red ones in the matches he has overseen so far. 

Previous Meeting: 



All remaining away tickets were sold earlier this week, with just shy of a thousand Blackpool fans set to be in attendance at Highbury. 

Elsewhere in Sky Bet League One: 

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

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