Blackpool V Watford Match Preview.

24/11/2012 11:40

Watford travel to Bloomfield Road today to play Blackpool. The two games last season ended 0-0 in December and 0-2 to Blackpool at Vicarage Road on Good Friday. Watford currently sit in 11th place in the table with Blackpool One position behind in 12th. The Tangerines have seen a great deal of change in the last few weeks as Ian Holloway left to become Crystal Palace manager. Michael Appleton is the man now in charge and has drawn all three of his games in charge.

Team News

For Blackpool Matty Phillips and Gary Taylor- Fletcher are both injured so will miss the match. New loan signing Wes Thomas is expected to make his debut against the hornets.

For Watford, fans favourtie Lloyd Doyley mises out after the calf injury that forced him off on his 350th appearence against Wolves has not improved but is expected to be back next week. Jonathan Hogg also misses out through suspension after picking up his 5th booking of the season against Wolves last weeked. The good news at the back is that Fitz Hall is back from injury and is expected to start the game. Prince Buaben could also play a part and will have a test before kick off. But John Eustace, Neuton, Almen Abdi and Nyron Nosworthy are all out.

Expected Teams

Blackpool - Gilks (GK), Crainey, Evatt, Baptiste, Basham, Cathcart, Grandin, Sylvestre, K Phillips, Ince, Delfouneso.

Watford - Almunia (GK), Ekstrand, Hall, Hoban, Cassetti, Yeates, Smith, Chalobah, Pudil, Deeney, Forestieri.

Zola could however play Vydra and Geijo/Beleck because of tuesday nights game against Sheffield Wednesday.

Referee - Kevin Wright