Blackpool v Manchester City preview

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:25

Blackpool v Manchester City preview

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has no fresh injury worries ahead of Manchester City’s visit to Bloomfield Road on Sunday.
Matt Gilks (leg), Neal Eardley (ankle) and Craig Cathcart (back) were forced out of international duty with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland respectively but have all recovered.
Keith Southern will be pushing for a start after returning to full fitness following a knee injury while Billy Clarke, Alex Baptiste (both knee) and Louis Almond (shoulder) remain on the sidelines.
Roberto Mancini has declared Jerome Boateng fit for City’s trip.
Boateng missed Germany’s midweek encounter with Kazakhstan after picking up a virus but has now recovered and is expected to feature at Bloomfield Road.
Micah Richards and Pablo Zabaleta have both recovered from hamstring injuries but Mario Balotelli (knee) and Aleksandar Kolarov (ankle) will be missing for another 10 days.
Blackpool (from): Gilks, Kingson, Keinan, Eardley, Taylor-Fletcher, Crainey, Evatt, Adam, Vaughan, Varney, Ormerod, Campbell, Grandin, Harewood, Southern, Carney, Cathcart, Basham, Euell, Sylvestre, Demontagnac, Phillips, Edwards.
Man City (from): Hart, Given, Richards, Boateng, Zabaleta, K Toure, Kompany, Lescott, Milner, Silva, Wright-Phillips, De Jong, Vieira, Y Toure, Johnson, Barry, Tevez, Adebayor, Jo, Santa Cruz.

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