Stoke City v Blackpool: Latest team news

Blackpool have no fresh injury worries ahead of their Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke tomorrow.

Ludovic Sylvestre could return at the Britannia Stadium after a hamstring strain, while Alex Baptiste is continuing his recovery from a knee problem.

Matt Gilks, Chris Basham, Billy Clarke (all knee), Marlon Harewood (hamstring) and Louis Almond (shoulder) remain sidelined.

Summer signing Malaury Martin, who damaged his knee shortly after joining the Seasiders, is back in training with the club following a period of rehabilitation in France and is expected to make his debut in January.

Provisional squad: Kingson, Eardley, Cathcart, Crainey, Evatt, Adam, Vaughan, Varney, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell, Grandin, Phillips, Edwards, Carney, Euell, Sylvestre, Keinan, Southern, Ormerod, Halstead.


Carl Shutt celebrates his goal in Barcelona against Stuttgart in October 1992. He was also on hand 18 months previously as an opening goal from him and a follow-up strike from team-mate Chris Fairclough, earned the Whites a notable 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, something the current crop of players may well be thinking about ...

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