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Southport have been in the National League North since their relegation from the National League at the end of the 2016-17 campaign, and they were 12th in the sixth tier last term, boasting 57 points from their 42 matches.
The Port were only six points off the playoffs last term, so they will be bidding to challenge for possible promotion next season, but a lot could depend on their summer business.
Keenan Quansah became their latest signing on Wednesday, with the 25-year-old arriving from Staybridge Celtic, and there is expected to be a lot more movement before the start of their 2022-23 campaign.
Southport have a busy pre-season in terms of fixtures, taking on Blackpool, Lancaster City, Tranmere Rovers, Marine, Bootle, Bolton Wanderers and Everton before the end of next month.
Liam Watson‘s side will certainly be the underdogs heading into Saturday’s affair, but it will be an excellent opportunity for the players to test themselves against Championship opposition.
ordan Archer scored 15 league goals for Southport last season, and the 28-year-old is expected to feature in the final third of the field for the hosts, with George Newell also set to start.
Quansah only joined the club on Wednesday but is expected to feature on Saturday, while Adam Anson, Charlie Oliver and Jack Doyle are also likely to start at the back against the Tangerines.
Blackpool, meanwhile, are yet to make a first-team signing, so there will not be any new faces on display, with a familiar lineup set to take to the field for the first whistle.
There will be opportunities to impress for a number of youngsters, but the likes of Gary Madine and Jerry Yates should also be involved in the team’s first pre-season clash.
Teenager Robert Apter is likely to feature in midfield, while Kenneth Dougall should also play, with the 29-year-old again a key player for the club during the 2021-22 campaign.
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Southport possible starting lineup:
Mason; Oliver, Doyle, Quansah, Anson; Woods, Munro, Vassallo, Walton; Archer, Newell
Blackpool possible starting lineup:
Maxwell; Connolly, Husband, Gabriel, Garbutt; Dale, Apter, Dougall, Stewart; Madine, Yates