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Blackpool ready to take on hoodoo team Bury

By Connor Humm

In League One action, Bury who sit 19th in the table head to Bloomfield Road in good spirits following their impressive 3-1 away win over high-flying Bradford City.

Blackpool are in 11th and welcome their opponents having not beaten them in the league for 20 years. Despite this The Seasiders will be determined to break the hoodoo the visitors hold over them in order to continue with their unbeaten home record this season (three wins and a draw).

The Tangerines have no fresh injury concerns. Mark Cullen (hamstring) and Jim McAlister remain sidelined whilst Saturday’s new debutant Jay Spearing is in line to make his home debut.

The Lancashire-based side are likely to be without midfielder Chris Humphrey after limping off early on Saturday. He joins Nathan Cameron, Craig Jones, Danny Mayor and Stephen Dawson who all remain on the injury list.

Blackpool head into the fixture off the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw against Walsall in which they dominated.

Manager Gary Bowyer said: “Whenever you come on the road and you take a point, you’ve got to be half-pleased with it. We’ve got to build on that now going in to Tuesday’s game.”

The Shakers boss Lee Clark believes their latest victory can fire his side to the top with their new found confidence. He said: “Once the total belief of the group comes back, you’ll see us (Bury) climb the table because we’ll start getting consistent results.”

This evening’s game is the 62nd meeting between the two sides. Bury have won 27 with Blackpool winning 19 games. The remaining 15 games have finished all square.

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