Ince and Baptiste start despite exit rumours

Tom Ince and Alex Baptiste start for Blackpool in today’s FA Cup third-round tie at Fulham, despite speculation both are on the brink of quitting the club.

Ince and Baptiste start despite exit rumours

Tom Ince and Alex Baptiste start for Blackpool in today’s FA Cup third-round tie at Fulham, despite speculation both are on the brink of quitting the club.

Reports have claimed winger Ince is close to a return to Liverpool and Seasiders captain Baptiste is nearing a move to Leicester.

Blackpool hand Kevin Phillips his first start since November and recall Nathan Delfouneso and Robert Harris, while Fulham have shown how seriously they were taking the FA Cup by naming an unchanged line-up.

Fulham: Stockdale, Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Briggs, Dejagah, Karagounis, Sidwell, Kacaniklic, Ruiz, Berbatov.

Subs: Somogyi, Senderos, Baird, Kasami, Richardson, Rodallega, Frei.

Blackpool: Gilks, Eardley, Baptiste, Broadfoot, Harris, Basham, Osbourne, Sylvestre, Ince, Kevin Phillips, Delfouneso.

Subs: Halstead, Crainey, Gomes, Cathcart, Bruna, Martinez, Eccleston.

Referee: Lee Mason.

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