Blackpool v Ipswich preview

Team news for Saturday's Championship clash between Blackpool and Ipswich at Bloomfield Road.

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Blackpool boss Ian Holloway could be without Elliot Grandin, who has been nursing a foot injury and will be assessed before kick-off.

Goalkeeper Matt Gilks and defenders Stephen Crainey and Craig Cathcart have all returned to Bloomfield Road unscathed after international duty.

Holloway could hand debuts to new arrivals Daniel Bogdanovic and James Hurst.

He brought in striker Bogdanovic from Sheffield United and teenage defender James Hurst arrived from West Brom.

Holloway said: "I think Daniel Bogdanovic can play in our style and our fashion. I think he can run over the top and score for us."

Ibrahima Sonko is doubtful for Ipswich but Ivar Ingimarsson and Lee Bowyer come back into contention.

Centre-back Sonko made his debut in Town's 2-1 triumph over Leeds prior to the international break but has sustained a slight hamstring strain and will be assessed ahead of the Bloomfield Road encounter.

Should Sonko not make it, manager Paul Jewell has a ready-made replacement in Ingimarsson, who has not featured since the opening day due to a thigh injury.

Like Ingimarsson, midfielder Bowyer returned to full training earlier this week after a hamstring injury and could well find himself in a midfield battle against Barry Ferguson, whom he played alongside in the middle of the park for Birmingham last season.

Tommy Smith returns from his one-match ban but Lee Martin serves the second game of his three-match suspension.

Midfielder Jimmy Bullard could start this time around having made an influential appearance off the bench against Leeds last time out.

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