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Following a poor start to life back in the Championship after winning the League One playoffs last season, Blackpool have now picked up 13 points from their last six games.
Neil Critchley and his side are earning several plaudits for their organisation and style of play, and certainly seem the best prepared for life in the second tier out of the newly-promoted sides.
The Tangerines trailed 2-0 at halftime away at Reading on Wednesday evening, but staged a superb second half comeback to win 3-2 thanks to Owen Dale‘s strike and a brace from Jerry Yates.
Critchley said it was “everything I’d want in a Blackpool performance”, as his side rose to 12th in the Championship table – three points off the playoffs.
Blackpool have won three of their last four home matches, but have only scored four goals in six games at Bloomfield Road so far this season.
Luke Garbutt and Josh Bowler could both come back into the Blackpool side after dropping to the bench against Reading. Sonny Carey made his first league start for the Tangerines at the Select Car Leasing Stadium and should keep his place.
Preston hope to have Sean Maguire and Ali McCann back available for the derby, with the pair having missed the last two games through injury.
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Emil Riis Jakobsen is the club’s top scorer but there is competition for the spot alongside him upfront – Tom Barkhuizen played there last weekend before Scott Sinclair started in midweek.
Ryan Ledson and Ben Whiteman are both one yellow card away from incurring a one-match suspension.
Blackpool possible starting lineup:
Grimshaw; Lawrence-Gabriel, Ekpiteta, Keogh, Garbutt; Bowler, Wintle, Dougall, Anderson; Yates, Carey
Preston North End possible starting lineup:
Iversen; Storey, Bauer, Hughes; van den Berg, Whiteman, Browne, Earl; Johnson; Jakobsen, Barkhuizen