Date:Thursday December 24 2009
Pride Park Stadium
Blackpool travel to Derby to play their first game in a fortnight after the postponement of their game against West Brom at the weekend and The Rams will try to get their home record back on track after losing last week agains tDoncaster. The Seasiders are performing relatively well in the league and currently stand in eighth place with 31 points, six more then The Rams. However, their form has dipped in recent weeks, and Blackpool boss Ian Holloway will seek to bring back a haul of three points for only the second time in six games. The two sides met earlier in the season, sharing the spoils in a goalless draw.
Rams full-back Paul Connolly is keen to erase the memories of the dour defeat to Doncaster Rovers.
'This game is a great chance to rectify what happened against Doncaster,' Connolly told Rams Player. 'We know if we can get a win on Boxing Day we will send the fans home very happy and that is our target. I really do believe Doncaster was just a blip and we can move on from that. We want to get back to winning ways and start another unbeaten run and cement ourselves further up the table.'
Seasiders defender Alex Baptiste knows all about one of the Derby strikers, who had a spell with Blackpool last season: 'We obviously know all about DJ [Campbell],' he said. 'He's a fantastic player and a great lad who is a real handful to play against. All the defenders know what he's like and we're looking forward to seeing him again.'
Centre back Jake Buxton could start for Derby after recovering from a problematic hernia. With Shaun Barker, Miles Addison and Dean Leacock doubtful, it is likely he will deputise.
Buxton, who has had a groin problem, may play at the back as Shaun Barker (thigh) and Miles Addison (foot) are out and Dean Leacock (knee) is a doubt.
Kris Commons may be fit enough for the game but will probably be on the bench.
If he returns, and he is rumoured to be fit enough for the bench, Commons could tear apart a Blackpool defence which he massacred last year in a 4-1 home win.
Ian Holloway is hoping that injured trio Charlie Adam, Ben Burgess and Marcel Seip will be fit enough to play. David Vaughan will be suspended for the Pride Park game.
A winger who only has one foot, but you don't really need a right when you can strike the ball as powerfully as he can with your left.
Last 5: Derby County
Doncaster Rovers (h) 0-2
Watford (a) 1-0
Preston North End (a) 0-0
West Brom (h) 2-2
Reading (h) 2-1
Swansea City (a) 0-1
Last 5: Blackpool
Ipswich Town (a) 1-3
Middlesbrough (a) 3-0
Barnsley (h) 1-2
Preston (h) 1-1
Reading (a) 1-2
Newcastle United vs. Derby County, Monday 28 December 2009 17:20, The Coca-Cola Football League Championship
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