Blackpool V Huddersfield at Bloomfield Road : Match Preview

21 March 2014 10:01
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Davies blow for Seasiders

Striker Steve Davies will miss Blackpool's home clash with Huddersfield.

The 26-year-old needs surgery on a groin problem and may miss the rest of the Seasiders' campaign under caretaker boss Barry Ferguson.

Defender Kevin Foley is back in training after dislocating his shoulder, although Ferguson must consider whether he is at the stage where he can be considered for competitive Sky Bet Championship football.

Ferguson, who is still yet to play himself since taking the reins on a temporary basis in January, has an otherwise fully-fit squad at his disposal, although Tom Barkhuizen is yet to return to first-team action from a broken collarbone.

Huddersfield's leading goalscorer James Vaughan is hoping to make his first start in nearly six weeks.

Vaughan had been sidelined with a calf injury before stepping off the bench for the final 22 minutes in last week's home defeat to Blackburn.

Anthony Gerrard remains doubtful due to the fractured toe that has kept him out of the last two games and fellow defender Joel Lynch (groin) is not ready despite a recent return to training.

Midfielder Duane Holmes could be back in contention following his return to the club from his loan spell at Yeovil as Town bid for their first win in four league matches.

Source: PA