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Match Preview: Blackpool (A)

2 October 2020

The Imps face Blackpool tomorrow afternoon in Sky Bet League One action, their second away league game of the season.

Michael Appleton’s side have had a successful start to the season and are currently second in the league following three victories from their opening three games, the most recent coming in a 2-0 win over Charlton Athletic with Jorge Grant and Lewis Montsma finding the back of the net.

City fans can watch Saturday’s game LIVE on WeAreImps iFollow!

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Opposition Manager’s Comments

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley arrived at the club in March 2020 following a lengthy spell coaching within the Liverpool youth team setups. The 41-year-old had stood in as first team boss for the Reds on a number of occasions.

The Blackpool boss discussed the Imps as an opposition saying: “They’re in a really good vein of form, so it’s a difficult test for us. They’ve had a really good start to the season, scoring goals and not conceding many and winning their first three games.”

Critchley continued by speaking about his own side and how they can improve following a 2-0 away defeat to Gillingham. 

“We want to improve from what we did last week against Gillingham," said Neil.

"You always want more, you’re never satisfied and all in three games our performance has been encouraging, but we know it’s a results-based business.

“We should have played better against Gillingham and that’ll be our aim on Saturday.”

Summer Signings

The Seasiders have spent money this transfer window bringing in the likes of Jerry Yates, CJ Hamilton and Bez Lubala.

A number of free agents have also joined the ranks with Keshi Anderson, Marvin Elkpiteta, Oliver Sarkic, Ethan Robson and Jordan Williams all joining the club. Goalkeeper Alex Fojtíček put pen to paper at Bloomfield Road on 25th August before former Manchester United youngster, Demetri Mitchell followed through the door.

Loan arrivals include Dan Kemp and Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel, from West Ham and Nottingham Forest respectively. 

27-year-old Luke Garbutt could make his debut this weekend with the former Everton wide man arriving at the club last month. Garbutt has a wealth of Football League experience with former loan spells at six different clubs including the likes of Fulham and Wigan.

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