Preview: Swansea City (A)
Blackpool return to Sky Bet Championship action this weekend after the recent international break in a trip to Swansea City.
The Seasiders head into the fixture at the Swansea.com Stadium on the back of Friday's news that Head coach Neil Critchley signed an extended contract with the Club, keeping him at Bloomfield Road until the summer of 2026. As such, his side will be hoping to cap off a pleasing day for the Club with a good performance in South Wales - somewhere Blackpool have faired well in recent years.
The Seasiders head into the fixture in tenth place - just a single point below the play-off places, with Swansea two places and two points below them in 12th.
The Manager: Russell Martin
A coach with an impressive resume as a player, Russell Martin has branched out into coaching since his retirement, starting out at MK Dons in 2019. A two year spell there ended in a move too Swansea at the start of this season, after Steve Cooper left the Swans having guided them to the Championship play-off final last season.
The Key Man: Joel Piroe
Forward Joel Piroe has impressed since his million poiund move to Swansea from Rotterdam last summer. In his 13 league starts, he has found the net nine times, including one against Swansea rivals Cardiff City in last month's derby.
Our Last Three Meetings
23/03/10 - Blackpool 5 Swansea City 1
24/10/09 - Swansea City 0 Blackpool 0
03/05/09 - Swansea City 0 Blackpool 1
Who Comes Out On Top?
Of the 43 meetings between Blackpool and Swansea, the Seasiders come out on top with 14 wins. Swansea have 13 victories, whilst there have been 16 draws.
The Referee: Keith Stroud
Pay-on-the-gate will not be available for Saturday's match, with supporters able to pick up their pre-purchased tickets from the Swansea.com Stadium.
Supporters not travelling to Swansea can purchase an audio pass to listen to all of the action live. The match has also been selected for international broadcast and won't be available for Tangerine TV members in certain countries. Head over to Tangerine TV for all of the details.