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.

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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

Friday, 24 October 2014
19:45
Fulham v Charlton
Saturday, 25 October 2014
12:15
Millwall v Cardiff
15:00
Birm'ham v B'mouth
Bolton v Brentford
Brighton v Rotherham
Derby v Wigan
Ipswich v Huddsf'ld
Leeds v Wolves
M'boro v Watford
N Forest v Blackburn

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Derby 13 13 26
2 Watford 13 11 25
3 M'boro 13 7 23
4 Wolves 13 5 23
5 Norwich 13 10 22
6 N Forest 13 9 22
7 Charlton 13 4 22
8 B'mouth 13 6 21
9 Ipswich 13 4 20
10 Cardiff 13 2 19
11 Blackburn 13 -1 19
12 Brentford 13 -1 19
13 Sheff Wed 13 0 18
14 Rotherham 13 -3 16
15 Leeds 13 -3 16
16 Huddsf'ld 13 -6 16
17 Reading 13 -8 15
18 Millwall 13 -3 14
19 Wigan 13 -2 12
20 Brighton 13 -3 12
21 Birm'ham 13 -8 11
22 Fulham 13 -9 11
23 Bolton 13 -13 8
24 Blackpool 13 -11 6

Updated Wed, 22 Oct 2014

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