Eardley returns for Cardiff clash

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is boosted by the return of Neal Eardley for Saturday's Championship clash with Cardiff at Bloomfield Road.

Last Updated: 14/08/09 at 11:38

Eardley: Was in Wales squad in midweek

Eardley: Was in Wales squad in midweek

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Eardley, who arrived at Bloomfield Road last week from Oldham in a £350,000 transfer, was in the Wales squad for Wednesday's friendly in Montenegro.

His availability is a boost to Holloway as his men go in search of their first Championship win of the campaign.

Holloway made wholesale changes for Tuesday's 2-1 win at Crewe in the Carling Cup as Matt Gilks was given a run-out in goal, while new recruits Mark Hudson and Adam Nowland were also handed starting roles.

First-choice stopper Paul Rachubka is expected to return between the posts and midfielder Charlie Adam should also come back into the starting line-up.

Striker Ben Burgess is hoping to shake off a minor knee injury but defender Danny Coid is definitely sidelined with a hairline fracture on his tibia.

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Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 20 September 2014
12:15
Watford v Bournemth  
15:00
Brighton v Blackpool  
Derby v Cardiff  
Fulham v Blackburn  
Leeds v Huddersfld  
M'boro v Brentford  
Millwall v N Forest  
Norwich v Birmingham  
Rotherham v Charlton  
Sheff Wed v Reading  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 N Forest 7 10 17
2 Norwich 7 10 16
3 Watford 7 7 15
4 Wolves 7 4 14
5 Charlton 7 3 13
6 Reading 7 1 13
7 Derby 7 5 12
8 Sheff Wed 7 3 12
9 M'boro 7 2 12
10 Ipswich 7 3 11
11 Brentford 7 0 11
12 Millwall 7 0 10
13 Blackburn 7 -1 10
14 Leeds 7 -3 10
15 Bournemth 7 1 8
16 Wigan 7 1 8
17 Cardiff 7 -1 8
18 Brighton 7 -2 7
19 Rotherham 7 -4 7
20 Birmingham 7 -7 6
21 Bolton 7 -5 5
22 Huddersfld 7 -8 5
23 Blackpool 7 -7 1
24 Fulham 7 -12 1

Updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014

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