October 6, 2012
Ince hoping to face Addicks
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||1.4||1.4|
|Goals against *||1.0||1.1|
|Last 5 home||W-D-W-W-L||W-W-W-W-L|
|Last 5 away||D-L-D-D-W||D-D-W-D-W|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Blackpool | Charlton Athletic|
Blackpool winger Tom Ince faces a late fitness test ahead of Charlton's visit to Bloomfield Road.
Ince's scintillating start to the season has been put on hold by a hip problem, but he has a chance of facing Chris Powell's men.
The former Liverpool youngster was named in Stuart Pearce's England Under-21 squad this week, while Seasiders boss Ian Holloway touted him for full international honours.
Holloway has no other injury worries after watching Gary Taylor-Fletcher come through 90 minutes on his return from a back injury in Tuesday night's 3-2 win over Hull.
Another forward Holloway would like to see featuring for the whole game is Wigan loanee Nouha Dicko, who scored the winner at the KC Stadium - his third strike of the season after coming off the bench,
"I need to work on teaching him how to get moving for 90 minutes,'' Holloway told the Blackpool Gazette. "He wants to play 90 and I'm sure eventually he will. He's not a super-sub - he's a massive impact player.''
Charlton boss Chris Powell is considering handing full debuts to loan signings Rob Hulse and Abdul Razak.
QPR striker Hulse made his first appearance from the bench in Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat by Watford and Manchester City midfielder Razak was an unused substitute.
Powell was forced to draft in the duo after a spate of injuries at The Valley.
Skipper Johnnie Jackson remains a doubt with a hamstring problem as does forward Danny Haynes.
Top scorer Yann Kermorgant is out for three months after breaking his ankle and defenders Matt Taylor and Rhoys Wiggins are still sidelined with foot injuries.
Ricardo Fuller should keep his place in attack after his goal against the Hornets.