Burnley V Blackpool at Turf Moor : Match Preview

19 October 2012 02:31
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Clarets to check on Edgar Burnley defender David Edgar will be assessed ahead of the Lancashire derby with Blackpool. Edgar only returned from international duty with Canada and a succession of long-haul flights late on Thursday morning and caretaker manager Terry Pashley is cautious over his involvement. Danny Lafferty and Sam Vokes came back from spells with Northern Ireland and Wales unscathed, while Vokes' fellow forward Danny Ings has resumed full training following knee surgery this week and could play a part against the Seasiders. "Danny Ings has trained tremendously well for two days," said Pashley. "David Edgar has got a long trip back. On Lafferty and Northern Ireland's shock 1-1 draw in Portugal, Pashley added: "He's buzzing. It was a great result for them." Despite looking after the Clarets squad on a caretaker basis following the departures of Owen Coyle and Brian Laws, Eddie Howe's exit has handed Pashley his maiden opportunity to take charge of a first team game. Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has a clean bill of health ahead of the trip. An international contingent including England Under-21 forwards Tom Ince and Nathan Delfouneso and Scotland pair Matt Phillips and Matt Gilks returned to Squires Gate unscathed this week and are set to be involved at Squires Gate. The meeting with the managerless Clarets will be played out before a tea-time television audience and Seasiders defender Alex Baptiste is relishing the occasion. He told the Blackpool Gazette: "It's a great game to come back to. Burnley away on TV should suit us down to the ground. "Burnley fans always make a noise and support their team, so add our away following to that and we should be in for a cracker."

Source: PA