Holloway waits on Burgess fitness
The former Hull forward picked up a groin strain in training last Thursday and subsequently missed Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Cardiff. He is rated as doubtful to face the Rams as the Seasiders go in search of their first Championship win of the campaign. Burgess' continued absence could allow Brett Ormerod to again lead the line with Jason Euell and Gary Taylor-Fletcher in support. Holloway is also hoping to tie up the signing of Al Bangura and Arsenal youngster Jay Emmanuel Thomas after admitting he faces a mammoth task to get his squad up to standard. Bangura is a free agent after being released by Watford at the end of last season while midfielder Thomas, 18, could join on a long-term loan.
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