Crewe v Blackpool

10 August 2009 03:28
Crewe have been given permission to play midfielder Aman Verma, who joined on loan from Leicester on Monday. Byron Moore and James Bailey could start after impressing as substitutes in Saturday's defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge. Blackpool are without Neal Eardley and midfielder David Vaughan, who are on international duty with Wales. Billy Clarke and Brett Ormerod are in contention, but defender Danny Coid is still sidelined with a leg injury. MATCH FACTS Head-to-head • This is the 31st meeting between the two clubs in all competitions. • Crewe have won 14 of the previous matches and Blackpool 11. There have been five draws. • The two clubs have met in the League Cup just once, with Crewe beating the Tangerines 4-1 in a first-round tie in 2004. Crewe • Crewe are without a home win in seven matches. Blackpool • Blackpool have lost in the first round of the League Cup in two of the last three seasons. • This is manager Ian Holloway's first cup match in charge of the club. • Holloway has tasted defeat in the first round of this competition seven times in his last 10 seasons as a manager.

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