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BLACKPOOL PREVIEW

15 February 2013

Aaron looking to build on blossoming partnership with Didsy as well eyeing up more Town goals

Aaron Mclean is hoping to build on his partnership with David McGoldrick and is now targeting a run of goals in a Blue shirt.

The Hull loanne notched his first Town goal in the last home game, with him and McGoldrick both netting as Blues beat Middlesbrough 4-0.

“It was a great feeling when I scored and I’m sure the fans could see the delight on my face!” Aaron told the Club website.

“Hopefully that can be the first of many and I’m enjoying it alongside Didsy at the minute. He’s an intelligent player and he works hard for the team, which is good for me and the rest of the lads.

“I think we have been linking up well just recently and hopefully we can get a god run going together.

“Like I said, I enjoy playing with him but throughout the squad we have some great players who could all play well together.

“Obviously we’ve got Frank (Nouble), Murph (Daryl Murphy) and Chops (Michael Chopra) who can all play in that position too, so I think we are well covered and we are looking strong in that department.

“Whoever gets the nod to play against Blackpool, I’m sure we can cause them problems as we go into an important week for us with the two home games.”

Team news

Town have doubts over the fitness levels of Lee Martin (hamstring) and Scott Loach (strained thumb), after the pair missed the trip to Blackburn last time out. Mick McCarthy will also have a decision on who he decides to play up front, after testing both Daryl Murphy and Aaron Mclean alongside David McGoldrick at Ewood Park, whilst Michael Chopra also took in a cameo off the bench.

Blackpool caretaker manager Steve Thompson will be able to call upon the services of ‘keeper Matt Gilks, after the Scottish stopper served his one-match suspension last week. Defenders Bob Harris and Ian Evatt are both ruled out with long term ankle and knee injuries respectively.

Where they finished last season

Town- 15th
Blackpool- 5th

Where they currently stand

Town- 20th
Blackpool- 14th 

One to watch

Thomas Ince. The lively winger has been Blackpool’s standout performer this season and leads the way in front of goal for the Seasiders, with 17 strikes to his name. His performances on the pitch have been that eye-catching, that former club Liverpool tried to entice him back to Anfield in January. Has become a key player for both club and country, after stamping his mark on the international scene with England U21s.  

Match Officials

Referee: Robert Madley
Assistants: Simon Barrow and Alexandra Ihringova
Fourth Official: Matt Foley

Live  commentary of the game will be available on Ipswich Player from 3pm. Full Town team news and updates of the game will be available via our Club Twitter account, @Official_ITFC.

 


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