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Match Preview – Burton Alb vs Blackpool

Last Updated: 15/03/19 10:26am

Burton boss Nigel Clough will change his starting line-up for the first time in three matches when they return to the Pirelli Stadium against Blackpool.

After winning 2-1 at Coventry, Clough picked the same players for another away trip to Charlton in midweek.

After that game, which ended in a 2-1 defeat, Clough said he felt Marcus Harness’ extended run in the team was showing signs of catching up with him and the winger will be rested on Saturday. Leading scorer Liam Boyce has been on the bench for the last two matches and he will be hoping for a recall.

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Left-back Marc Bola is set to return to the Blackpool squad. The 21-year-old has missed the last six games due to a hamstring injury but he is set to make a timely comeback, with defenders Ollie Turton, Donervon Daniels and Curtis Tilt all likely to be unavailable.

Tilt and Daniels are new injury concerns after having to be substituted during the 1-1 draw with Doncaster. Midfielder Jimmy Ryan and forward Max Clayton are still sidelined for Blackpool, who will hope to reignite their play-off challenge after just one win in the last seven games.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Charlton and Burton.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Charlton and Burton.

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This will be just the fourth Football League meeting between Burton and Blackpool, with the Brewers winning twice and losing once.

Burton won their only previous home game against Blackpool in the Football League in January 2016, with Mark Duffy scoring the solitary goal in a 1-0 victory.

Burton Albion are without a win in seven home games in all competitions (D4 L3), their longest such run since going 17 without a win between September 2017 and April 2018.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Blackpool and Doncaster.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Blackpool and Doncaster.

Blackpool have only lost one of their last seven away league outings (W3 D3), keeping clean sheets in four of those matches.

Burton boss Nigel Clough has won four of his five home league matches against Blackpool as a manager, losing the other 0-2 to Ian Holloway’s Blackpool side as Derby boss in December 2009.

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