Blackpool V Morecambe at Bloomfield Road : Match Preview

03 March 2017 01:34
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Blackpool goalkeeper Sam Slocombe ruled out of derby against Morecambe

Blackpool goalkeeper Sam Slocombe will miss the visit of neighbours Morecambe on Saturday.

Dean Lyness deputised in Tuesday's 2-2 draw with Barnet after Slocombe suffered a thigh injury. Lyness is set to continue after manager Gary Bowyer ruled Slocombe out of contention.

Tom Aldred returns from suspension and could go straight back into a defence which has conceded two goals in each of its last four League Two matches.

Striker Kyle Vassell, having recovered from a hamstring injury, came off the bench to score his first goal since November for a stoppage-time equaliser in midweek to give Bowyer options up front.

Defender Michael Rose misses out for Morecambe as he begins a two-match suspension.

Alex Kenyon is also unavailable, the midfielder remaining sidelined following knee surgery last month.

The Shrimps came through Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Portsmouth apparently without sustaining any fresh injuries.

That result made it one defeat in 11 games for Jim Bentley's men, who are 14th in the League Two table, one place above Blackpool.

Source: PAR