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Match Preview: West Brom U-21s

Blackpool In Checkatrade Trophy Action

9 October 2018

Blackpool host West Brom's Under-21s in their second Checkatrade Trophy group stage fixture this evening, kick-off 7.45pm.

The Seasiders opened up their campaign in this season's competition with a 3-3 draw at Macclesfield Town last month, though missed out on a bonus point in a penalty shoot-out. 

The visitors, meanwhile, are yet to play a game in Northern Group C, with their other two matches being played in November. 

Managed by Jamie Smith, West Brom head to Bloomfield Road on the back of a 1-0 victory against Liverpool in the Premier League Cup on Sunday. 

Team News: 

Terry McPhillips has confirmed that former Pool striker Steven Davies is to play in the game, having trained with the club for the past month. The 30-year-old has been registered as a non-contract player in order to participate in the match. Christoffer Mafoumbi is expected to start in goal, while Donervon Daniels could have a run-out after recently missing out on minutes due to suspension.

James Morrison stepped up his return to full fitness with an appearance for West Brom's younger side over the weekend, while Bakary Sako is looking to get up-to-speed after recently joining The Baggies. The line-up will mainly consist of the club's under-23 players, though. 


Tickets are available right up until kick-off, priced at: 

- £5 for Adults
- £3 for Over-60s
- £1 for Under-18s

Both sets of supporters will be located in the West Stand. 

Current Group Standings:  

Team Pl W D L Pts
Macclesfield Town 1 0 1 0 2
Blackpool 1 0 1 0 1
Accrington Stanley 0 0 0 0 0
West Brom U-21s 0 0 0 0 0

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