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Blackpool vs. Wednesday

Bloomfield Road

Saturday, November 30


Preview: Blackpool v Wednesday

Wednesday will be looking for a big improvement on their last showing, a 2-1 home defeat against Huddersfield Town, when they travel to the seaside to take on promotion-chasing Blackpool.

Returning from Bloomfield Road with maximum points would be huge with the Owls already four points adrift in the relegation places thanks to just one victory all season.

Blackpool, on the other end, occupy a play-off spot currently and will be keen to cement their position, especially with boss Paul Ince returning from his stadium ban.

Blackpool Team News:

Arguably the biggest return for the Seasiders is that of manager Paul Ince, who will be back in the dugout after serving a stadium ban.

But Jack Robinson will serve the final game of his four-match ban.

Blackpool, who sit in a play-off spot going into the game, will be out to bag a first win in three matches after drawing at Birmingham last time out and losing at home against Ipswich Town in a five-goal thriller last time on home soil.

Player to watch: Tom Ince

Ince remains the talisman for Blackpool and he will be keen to get his team back to winning ways, especially on his dad´s return to the dugout.

Wednesday Team News:

Wednesday are awaiting clearance from the Spanish FA to see if they can throw new signing Glenn Loovens into the mix.

The former Celtic man was released by Real Zaragoza over the summer and has been training with the Owls recently. And he has impressed Dave Jones, also his boss at Cardiff City, who has offered him a short-term deal at Hillsborough.

His signing is timely with Kamil Zayetta out injured and the Wednesday defence far from firing on all cylinders. Loovens, 30, could link up with Roger Johnson, who he played with under Jones at Cardiff.

Wednesday fans will be eager to see whether Chris Kirkland returns in goal or whether Jones sticks with young loan recruit Damian Martinez, who made his Owls debut in the defeat against Huddersfield last weekend.

Michail Antonio has been rated as 50/50, meaning Jermaine Johnson may be set for a recall to the starting line-up.

Player to watch: Matty Fryatt

Wednesday will be looking to loan recruit Matty Fryatt to score the goals that could propel them to an unlikely victory against play-off side Blackpool.

Match Facts & Stats


Blackpool: D-L-W-D-W

Wednesday: L-L-W-D-D

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Date:Saturday November 30 2013

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