Preview: Sheffield United (A)

Blackpool make the trip to Sheffield United for the first time since 2015 this weekend, as they look to make it three straight wins in the Sky Bey Championship.

The Seasiders come into Saturday's game on the back of a 2-0 victory over derby rivals Preston North End which saw the side rise to 11th in the table.

Sheffield United come into the match in 14th place, after a mixed start to life back in the Championship following their relegation from the Premier League last year. The Blades are in 14th place, three points behind Blackpool, having tasted victory five times so far this season.

Slavisa Jokanovic's men picked up their second away win of the season last time out in a 3-2 victory at Barnsley.

The Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic
53-year-old Slavisa Jokanovic replaced Chris Wilder at Sheffield United in the summer following the Club's relegation from the Premier League.

The Serbian has managed both Watford and Fulham in England, guiding both to the Premier League. He has also managed in Serbia, Bulgaria, Israel, Spain and Qatar.

The Key Man: Ben Osborn
Ben Osborn has been a key player for the Blades since his move from Nottingham Forest in 2019. The 27-year-old has made over 50 appearances for the side and has scored and assisted three goals this season.

Our Last Three Meetings

26/01/16 - Blackpool 0 Sheffield United 0
22/08/15 - Sheffield United 2 Blackpool 0
16/03/10 - Sheffield United 3 Blackpool 0

Who Comes Out On Top?
There have been 71 meetings between the two sides, with Sheffield United coming out on top with 32 victories. Blackpool have won 23 meetings, whilst there have been 16 draws.

The Referee: Tony Harrington
Tony Harrington will be officiating Saturday's match. His last Blackpool game came at Wembley Stadium in May, when he was the man in the middle for Blackpool's Play-Off Final victory over Lincoln City.

Pay-on-the-gate will not be available for Saturday's match, and all tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets go off sale at 4pm on Friday. You can purchase both online and in-store.

Supporters not travelling to Sheffield can purchase an audio pass to listen to all of the action live. Supporters outside of the UK and Ireland can also purchase a match pass to watch the game live. Visit Tangerine TV for all the details.

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