Pool missing Bouazza at Reading

Blackpool will be without Algeria star Hameur Bouazza when they make the trip to Berkshire to face Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday.

Last Updated: 20/11/09 at 10:58

Bouazza: World Cup celebrations

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Algeria beat fierce rivals Egypt in Wednesday's World Cup qualifying decider in Sudan and their success has sparked celebrations throughout the country.

The Algeria squad have been invited to meet president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, meaning Bouazza will miss this weekend's clash with the Royals.

Seasiders boss Ian Holloway said: "I have said to him to stay there and enjoy the weekend and he will probably be back with us on Monday."

Midfielder Ishmel Demontagnac will serve the final game of a three-match suspension and striker Stephen McPhee and defender Danny Coid remain sidelined through injury.

McPhee (knee) and Coid (hairline fracture of the tibia) remain long-term absentees and are not expected to return in the near future.

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