Friday 7 December 2018

Heavy pitch anticipated at Blackpool

Lee Bowyer is expecting a heavy pitch when Charlton visit Blackpool tomorrow, but hopes there is no repetition of last year's late postponement: Hoping game will go ahead

A waterlogged pitch would not help Charlton to play their passing game. I watched the Solihull Moors versus Blackpool game on television last Friday and I was not too impressed by the Tangerines. However, their manager thinks they were not at their best and certainly Solihull have a very efficient defence.

The hosts have some classy players in their side, with the attacks being spearheaded by Ivory Coast man Armand Gnanduillet, who has four goals – and his strike-partner Nathan Delfouneso, who also has four. Other threatening players include Mark Cullen, Jordan Thompson and Jay Spearing – whilst Joe Burney, Max Clayton and Paudie O'Connor will not start the tie.

Charlton are two places ahead of Blackpool in the League One table and six places (eighth versus fourteenth) in the form table.

Tony Harrington, who normally referees in the Championship, has been brought in for the game which has been billed as one of the League One ties of the weekend.

Odds (Skybet): Home 6/4; Draw, 21/10; Away, 9/5.

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