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Match Preview | Blackpool (H)

21 April 2022

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The Hatters face off with Blackpool in front of the Sky Sports cameras at Kenilworth Road on Saturday afternoon.

On the back of two successive wins against Nottingham Forest and Cardiff City over the Easter Period, the Hatters will look to make it three out of three and strengthen their play-off credentials.

 

The opposition:

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Blackpool will arrive at Kenilworth Road full of confidence after scoring six against Birmingham City in their last match. 

The Seasiders ran riot and ended a run of five matches without a win in style, taking them within two points of rivals Preston North End with a game in hand.

Shayne Lavery is their top scorer with 10 goals, whilst Jerry Yates, Josh Bowler and Gary Madine have all contributed eight goals each. 

 

Last time we met:

The Hatters were good value for a 3-0 win in terrible conditions back in December, thanks to goals from Sonny Bradley, Elijah Adebayo and Jordan Clark. 

"The conditions made things difficult, Jones said post-match. "It has been apocalyptic up here, with the wind and the rain, so we knew it was going to be a tough game and it is a tough place to come."

Highlights from Bloomfield Road can be found below...

 

Follow the action:

There will be no live iFollow stream in countries where the EFL has an overseas broadcast deal because this match is being shown live on Sky Sports.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes our loyal supporters, but unfortunately we have no control over the selection of our matches for live coverage.

UK-based supporters will NOT be able to watch the match on iFollow. However, fans can tune into Simon Pitts’ match commentary by purchasing an audio pass for a single game or a month. Prices for both options can be found HERE.

 

Ref watch

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Referee: John Brooks

Assistant Referees: Nick Hopton and Matthew Jones

Fourth Official: Trevor Kettle

The man in the middle on Saturday afternoon is John Brooks, who most recently took charge of our away defeat against Watford last season.

He has so far officiated 16 games this term, dishing out 55 yellow cards and one red in the process.


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