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Blackpool To Welcome Reading In FA Cup Third Round Replay

13 January 2020

Blackpool entertain Reading in an Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay on Tuesday, in what is the Seasiders first home match of 2020.

Following the 2-2 draw at the Madejski Stadium ten days ago, tonight’s replay is needed to decide who goes through to the fourth round of the competition. The eventual winner will face either Championship side Cardiff City or League Two’s Carlisle United at home on the 25 January, who both play their replay on Wednesday evening.

Reading come into the game on the back of a 1-1 home draw with Nottingham Forest on Saturday, courtesy of a 98th minute equaliser. Blackpool, meanwhile, have had an extended break having not played since the match at the Madejski Stadium on 4 January.

Team News:

Simon Grayson has confirmed new signings Grant Ward and Jordan Thorniley will be in the 18 man squad, and possibly start the match. Marc Bola is cup-tied. Jak Alnwick remains sidelined until April.

Reading are expected to make several changes to the side who played on Saturday.

The Referee:

Darren Bond will officiate the match in what is his first Blackpool match of the 2019/20 season.

Admittance:

Tickets will remain on sale until kick-off. Prices are are as follows:

  • £15 for Adults
  • £10 for 65 and Over
  • £10 for 18-24-year-olds
  • £7 for 17 & Under
  • £5 for 12 & Under

To purchase tickets, please visit the ticket office, telephone 01253 599745 or go online by clicking here.

 


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