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Manager Provides Injury Update

Mark Howard Joins Several Others On The Sidelines

7 January 2019

Terry McPhillips has provided an update on what has been a mounting injury list for Blackpool, with Mark Howard the latest player to be sidelined.

The goalkeeper was forced off against Arsenal on Saturday due to a groin problem, while Ben Heneghan missed the game due to illness.

“It was a big disappointment for us to lose Mark against Arsenal. We think it’s his groin again so we’ll assess him on that,” the manager said.

“Ben had been ill all week to be fair. He’d go through a brick wall for you, but he couldn’t get out of bed. Hopefully he’ll be fine to train again this week.”

Losing both players before and during the Emirates FA Cup tie meant that The Seasiders had a total of nine first-team squad players missing.

“We were short anyway with no Tilty, Ollie Turton, Joe Dodoo, Mark Cullen, Jimmy Ryan, Max Clayton and no Jordan Thompson, so this wasn’t great news for us.

“Fortunately, we welcome Jordan back from suspension this weekend and hopefully Tilty and Ollie will be the two closest to returning from injury. We hope to get them training at some point this week,” McPhillips added.  

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