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Match Preview: Shrewsbury Town (H)

Seasiders Host The S

18 January 2019

Blackpool will aim to use victory at Portsmouth last weekend as a springboard for a good run of results, as Shrewsbury Town prepare to visit Bloomfield Road on Saturday.

That 1-0 win at Fratton Park ended a wait of five league matches without one and lifted confidence for what's to come. 

Speaking of confidence, Shrewsbury will also be bouyed by fighting back to beat Stoke City in the Emirates FA Cup in midweek. 

The Shrews, who appointed Sam Ricketts as manager last month, are without a league win post-Christmas, however. 

Team News: 

Chris Long is pushing for a start after making an immediate impact off the bench against Portsmouth, while Ollie Turton and Curtis Tilt are set to make welcome returns to the squad. Nathan Delfouneso has also recovered from the knock that forced him off in last weekend's victory. 

The visitors will be without midfielder Dave Edwards, who picked up a groin injury on his second debut for the club. John Lenell-Lewis is also sidelined after recently suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury. 

The Manager's View: 

The Ref: 

Eddie Ilderton is the man with the whistle for the game, having officiated three matches already this season. 

His last Blackpool fixture came in February 2018, when The Seasiders drew 1-1 with Peterborough United. 

Minute's Silence: 

The club will be holding a minute's silence in memory of those former players and supporters who passed away in 2018. 

The names of those to be remembered will be listed in the match programme, on the website and feature in a video to go out on social media. 


Tickets for the match are 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. 

Previous Meeting: 

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Luton Town vs Peterborough United
Oxford United vs Portsmouth
Plymouth Argyle vs Coventry City
Rochdale vs Fleetwood Town
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