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Grayson Hopes To Have Fully Fit Squad Available

Blackpool Set To Be Bolstered For Shrewsbury Game

20 December 2019

Simon Grayson hopes to have a fully fit squad available to choose from for the visit of Shrewsbury Town tomorrow.

Ben Heneghan is set to return from suspension to compete with Ryan Edwards and Curtis Tilt for a centre-back spot, while Sullay Kaikai trained this morning.

“That’s what you want, a full complement of players, if possible, going into this busy period,” the manager said.

“Without a shadow of a doubt, myself and many other managers will have to change the squad around because the games come so thick and fast. It’s a good problem to have and one that I certainly welcome.

“Obviously Sullay has only been out on the grass Friday morning so we’ll see how he settles down. He seemed OK this morning, but we’ll see if there’s any reaction.”

The Seasiders will certainly need various options to break down a stubborn Shrewsbury side sitting eleventh in the Sky Bet League One table.

“They’re really hard to beat and they’ve conceded, I think, 18 goals all season, and seven of them were in two games. They play five at the back, three centre-backs, so we know it’s going to be a tough game because they don’t give much away,” Grayson admitted.

“They’re really hard working, they’re organised, they’re disciplined and they’ve had some really good results over the last few weeks – they drew at Oxford, beat Sunderland, beat Coventry and beat Coventry. They’ve come up against the big teams in our division and done really well.

“We have to find a way of winning another football match. It will be one where we have to be clever in our approach, move the ball quickly and capitalise on any opportunities.”  


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