Blackpool start with attacking line-up for local derby

Blackpool start with attacking line-up for local derby

Blackpool reverted to an attacking line-up as they took on neighbours Blackburn for the first time in league competition for 30 years this afternoon.

Manager Ian Holloway admitted he got his tactics wrong after a 4-0 Barclays Premier League thrashing at Chelsea last week and so strikers Marlon Harewood and Brett Ormerod came in alongside DJ Campbell.

Neil Eardley switched to right-back in place of the injured Alex Baptiste while Craig Cathcart and Gary Taylor-Fletcher were also back for the Lancashire derby at Bloomfield Road.

Blackburn had just five of the team beaten by Aston Villa in the Carling Cup in their starting line-up.

That meant a return for former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson while Steven Nzonzi replaced the injured Vince Grella in the only change from last week’s draw with Fulham.

Blackpool: Gilks, Eardley, Evatt, Cathcart, Crainey, Vaughan, Adam, Taylor-Fletcher, Harewood, Campbell, Ormerod.

Subs: Kingson, Southern, Grandin, Varney, Sylvestre, Phillips, Keinan.

Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Nelsen, Givet, Nzonzi, Jones, Pedersen, Mame Diouf, Kalinic, El-Hadji Diouf.

Subs: Bunn, Olsson, Emerton, Andrews, Mwaruwari, Hoilett, Chimbonda.

Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

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