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Blackpool vs. Huddersfield Town

Bloomfield Road

22 March 2014

15:00

Seasiders Vs Terriers

Huddersfield Town head out on their travels with a strong army of travelling fans again

They will make the short trip to the seaside to face a Blackpool side who are in freefall, following just the one win in 20 games.

Huddersfield are set to welcome back James Vaughan to their starting line-up as they aim to improve their away form and set right a disappointing result from last weekends home defeat to Blackburn.

Vital Quotes: Mark Robins

"I am asking the players to play in a certain way and they have taken it on board. I want them to be brave and to have the courage to pass the ball - and that is what it takes. It would be easy to play route one football, but we only want to revert to that when it is necessary.

"A lot of the stuff that had happened in the Blackburn game was good. I watched the match back and I thought that we did pretty well; we had enough opportunities on their goal to get something from the game. Had we done things better and not made the mistakes then we could have won the match."


On Blackpool

"They started brilliantly under Paul (Ince) and he put together a squad of very good players,"

"At the moment they are scrapping at the bottom, but they look close to turning their fortunes around.

"Their squad on paper is still a strong one and Bloomfield Road is always a tough place to play football. We are under no illusions that we have to be on our game; we have to stand up and be counted."

Blackpool Team News:

Steve Davies (groin) set to miss out

Kevin Foley returned to training, maybe a place on the bench is likely.

Rob Earnshaw is ineligible after joining after registration cut-off for todays game

Player to watch: David Goodwillie

Experienced striker who has joined on-loan from Blackburn Rovers.

The striker has 3 Scotland caps and was once transferred for 2 million pounds

He has made 6 appearances and scored once for the seasiders at Leicester.

Huddersfield Town Team News:

James Vaughan set to start after recovering from the calf injury.

Duane Holmes is hoping for an inclusion after returning early from Yeovil

Joel Lynch still recovering from injury and is expected back next weekend.

Anthony Gerrard remains a doubt with a fractured toe.

Player to watch: Nahki Wells

The Ex-Bradford City striker has settled now into the Huddersfield Town team and the improvement in his link-up play is starting to become evident; with James Vaughan adding presence alongside him I expect Nahki to shine this afternoon

Match Facts & Stats

Head-to-Head

These sides played out a 1-1 draw at the John Smith's Stadium in September.

Huddersfield are unbeaten in the last three meetings, though they have won only one. Blackpool's last win in all competitions was 1-0 at home in the League Cup in August 2007.

Both sides have won two of the last four meetings at Bloomfield Road in all competitions.

Blackpool

Blackpool have won only one of their last 20 games in all competitions. Their only win since November was 1-0 against Millwall at home on 11 March.

Blackpool have won only one of their last nine games at home, scoring just five goals.

Huddersfield Town.

Huddersfield have won only one of their last five games, losing three. Their only win since mid-February was 5-0 against Barnsley at home on 1 March.

Huddersfield have won one of their last nine away games in the Championship. Their only win on the road since early December was 2-1 at Birmingham on 15 February.

Ref Watch:

Rob Lewis (Shrewsbury)

Match Prediction:

Blackpool 2-3 Huddersfield Town

Next Fixtures:

Tuesday 25th March (H) Middlesborough 19:45




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