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Three To Watch: Blackpool

Take a look at the potential threats in the ranks of Saturday's opponents, Blackpool

22 September 2017

Saturday's opponents Blackpool have gone unbeaten since an opening day defeat to Bradford, stretching a run of seven games without defeat.

Currently sitting in fourth place in the division, here are the players to look out for at the Mem this Saturday.

Kyle Vassell - Forward

The mobile forward is lying just behind Sean Longstaff in the race to be Blackpool's top scorer this season.

The twenty-five-year-old striker netted ten goals last season which helped Blackpool achieve success at Wembley in the League Two play-off final and has carried his good form into the current season.

So far this campaign the striker has three goals in seven outings, scoring twice in last Saturday's 3-1 victory over Oxford. Two of Vassell's goals have come from outside the penalty area, with Blackpool scoring nine goals already this season from outside the box.

Sean Longstaff - Midfielder

Nineteen-year-old Longstaff is on loan in the North-West from Newcastle United, joining Blackpool on a season-long loan this summer.

The youngster is highly thought of at Newcastle, with the midfielder signing a new deal with the Club shortly before heading out on loan.

Longstaff is Blackpool's leading goalscorer this campaign so far, finding the net in four consecutive games, scoring against MK Dons, Doncaster, Oldham and AFC Wimbledon.

Callum Cooke - Midfielder

Cooke agreed a season-long loan to Blackpool from Middlesbrough in July.

The attacking midfielder is highly thought of on Teesside and played 17 times for Crewe Alexandra last season, scoring four goals.

He has represented England at various youth levels and won the European Under-17 Championships with the Three Lions in 2014.

After making his debut at Bradford City, Cooke hit his first Pool goal in a 3-3 draw at Doncaster Rovers in August.


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