Match Preview | Blackpool v Wanderers


It’s a trip to Bloomfield Road for Wanderers on Tuesday night to compete for a place in the Semi-Final of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy.

Backed by yet another sold out away end, Ian Evatt’s men have Blackpool in their way of getting another step closer to retaining their title in this competition.

Manager quotes

Ian Evatt: “I hold that football club in the highest regard,” said the Whites’ boss. “I think it’s a brilliant football club and I had lots of good times and moments and memories there but it’s a game I want to win and we want to win as a football club.

“I would say it's a really difficult game for both teams. Blackpool is always a tough place to go. They have the best home record, other than us, this season so it's a real challenge for us.

“But we're excited by it and we know if we want to get to cup finals and be successful this season we're going to have to play the best teams and play them away from home, so it's a great task and challenge for us and one we're looking forward to.”


Team News

Wanderers’ new signings Nathanael Ogbeta and Calvin Ramsay are both eligible for this fixture and could feature in some capacity.

Gethin Jones remains with Australia for a little longer at the Asia Cup as the Socceroos are progressing nicely in the competition.

Carlos Mendes Gomes reported back for duty last week following the African Cup of Nations and is available for selection.

George Thomason is able to play in this one as his two games suspension applies to league games only.

Randell Williams and Will Forrester both remain sidelined with their respective injuries.

Form guide

Blackpool are one of the more inform sides of late and, like Wanderers, ran Premier League opposition very close in the Emirates FA Cup recently.

Their league form has produced three wins in their four five whilst they fended off Burton Albion in a 2-1 win in the last round of this competition.

Wanderers themselves have produced six wins in seven league games and put on a professional performance away at Accrington Stanley in the last round and progressed thanks to goals from Cameron Jerome, Aaron Morley and Kyle Dempsey.

Both sides have a 100% record in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy this season.



Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge

Assistant Referees: Karl Buckley and Johnathon Bickerdike

Fourth Official: Matt Corlett


Tuesday, 7pm.


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