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MATCH FACTS: BLACKPOOL VS CARDIFF

2 October 2014


Blackpool vs Cardiff City
Venue: Bloomfield Road
Date: Friday 3rd October 2014, 7.45pm KO

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Cardiff City head to bottom side Blackpool on Friday still unbeaten in league action under the leadership of Danny Gabbidon and Scott Young, with two draws and a win to date. The Tangerines will be without on-loan City man Joe Lewis for this trip, with former Bluebird Elliot Parish likely to deputise between the sticks for José Riga's side.

Tickets for this match are still available. Please call 0845 345 1400 or buy tickets online now

MATCH FACTS
  • Joe Lewis will miss out against Cardiff City - the first match he will miss for the Tangerines this season
  • Ravel Morrison could make his full Cardiff City debut on Friday evening after two substitute appearances
  • Blackpool are yet to win in 12 competitive matches - the last victory coming over Wigan back in April
  • Kenwyne Jones' goal against Brighton means the forward has already scored five goals this term
  • Ten points separate Cardiff and Blackpool in the Championship table going into Friday's match

KEY OPPOSITION PLAYER: Ishmael Miller
Ishamel Miller joined up with the Tangerines in the summer on a one-year deal. The forward enjoyed a fruitful loan spell with Yeovil Town in the Championship last season, scoring seven goals in a 12 game spell at the end of the year. He scored the all important goal to seal a draw against former club Middlesbrough in mid-week - opening his account for the season and will be hoping to add to that strike in front of the TV cameras on Friday night.

ONE TO WATCH: Nathan Delfouneso
Former Aston Villa forward Delfouneso joined Blackpool permanently in the summer having previously spent two seperate loan spells with the club. The 23-year old is a former England U21 international, and has scored twice already this season for José Riga's team. He is likely to play alongside Miller in attack for the Tangerines against City on Friday night, and the Bluebirds' defence will have to be ready to deal with Delfouneso's blistering turn of pace.

RECENT FORM (ALL COMPETITIONS)

Cardiff City: LLDLWD

Last time out: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Cardiff City - Tuesday 30th September 2014, Sky Bet Championship

A determined and spirited Cardiff City came back from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Brighton & Hove Albion at the AMEX Stadium on Tuesday evening. In the 19th minute, Albion deservedly went ahead. Right-back Bruno broke free again down the right hand side, connecting with a hopeful cross-field ball in what could be considered a cross-shot fashion. The resulting connection left Marshall helpless. There was little time for the home fans to celebrate, though. City went on the front foot from the kick off, working the ball out to the left hand side after a number of phases. Peter Whittingham met the ball superbly, crossing to the edge of the area for the advancing Kenwyne Jones; from almost 18 yards out, the City striker connected with a superb header, that saw the onrushing David Stockdale blushing having watched his skipper, Dunk, caught napping.

Cardiff City: Marshall, Brayford, Manga, S Morrison, Fábio, Gunnarsson, Whittingham, Dæhli (Morrison), Pilkington, Adeyemi (Noone), Jones (Macheda). Subs Not Used: Moore, James, Maynard, Ralls.

Blackpool: LDLDLD

Last time out: Middlesbrough 1-1 Blackpool – Tuesday 30th September 2014, Sky Bet Championship

Ishmael Miller scored against his former club to earn Blackpool only their third point of the season with a hard-fought draw at Middlesbrough. Midway through the first half Daniel Ayala headed in the opener for the home side, who are now eighth in the league. Miller poked in the equaliser soon after, Andrea Orlandi almost got a winner for Blackpool but his deflected shot was saved by keeper Dimi Konstantopoulos.

Blackpool: Lewis, McMahon, Daniels, Rentmeister, J Oriol, Cubero Loria (Lundstram), Perkins, Orlandi (Mellis), E Oriol (Zoko), Miller, Delfouneso. Subs Not Used: Parish, Dielna, Zenjov, Cywka.

LAST COMPETITIVE MEETING

2012/13: Saturday 19th January 2013, Championship: Blackpool 1-2 Cardiff City
Cardiff City increased their lead to ten-points at the top of the Championship after taking all three points at Bloomfield Road against Blackpool. Things didn’t look good for the Bluebirds as captain Mark Hudson was forced off after failing to shake off an injury he originally suffered in the first half, but they took the lead through Kim Bo-Kyung’s second goal for the club. Not long after Blackpool fired back via Gary Taylor Fletcher’s header, but a Cardiff counter attack four minutes later concluded with Tommy Smith’s excellent winner, the volley his fourth goal in seven games against Blackpool and his first goal for City.

Blackpool: Gilks, Basham, Cathcart, Broadfoot, Harris, Osbourne (Angel), Sylvestre, Gomes (M Phillips), Taylor-Fletcher, Ince, Delfouneso. Subs Not Used: Halstead, Eastham, Robertson, Caton, Eccleston.

Cardiff City: Marshall, McNaughton, Taylor, Hudson (Nugent), Whittingham, Conway, Connolly, Bo-Kyung (Cowie), Smith (Helguson), Gunnarsson, Mason. Subs Not Used: Gestede, Noone, Mutch, Lewis.

Tickets for this match are still available. Please call 0845 345 1400 or buy tickets online now

UPDATED TICKET INFORMATION: 

Cardiff City FC fans who are yet to grab a ticket for Friday's match at Blackpool FC will be able to purchase at the kiosk next to the away end at Bloomfield Road. Please note, the kiosk will only be accepting cash purchases. 

Ticket Prices:
Adults @ £15.00
Senior Citizens 60+ @ £10.00
Under 18 @ £5.00
Disabled Allocation @ £15.00
Disabled Carer: Free Of Charge


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