Blackpool take on Birmingham at Bloomfield Road on Saturday looking to turn around their recent fortunes
Stand in manager Barry Ferguson is wanting to get his first win as Blackpool manager to strengthen his chances of getting the job full time.
Ferguson is set to have a selection headache by having a full strength squad available to him for this match. Here is the view from Birmingham City Fan Shane Ireland
Who do you consider to be your team’s danger-man and why?
Probably Federico Macheda. The United loanee has already scored three times for Blues after playing just four games. Although he may not contribute to phases of play all over the pitch, he can be found in the right place at the right time and know’s how to finish.
Who do you consider to be Blackpools current danger-man and why?
Well obviously it would have been Tom Ince but now he’s moved on I’ll say Stephen Dobbie. Dobbie has always played well against Blues and scored for Blackpool when we faced you in the play-offs in 2012.
What else do you know about the blackpool’s team and who do you think you could exploit as a possible weakness?
I’ll confess to not knowing all that much about Blackpool and as such I can’t identify one player explicitly as weak link. But based on our previous league meeting in November, Tom Ince seemed your only outlet down the flanks and with his departure, maybe Blues could assert themselves out wide.
Prediction for Saturday.
Blackpool 1 – 1 Blues
What would represent a successful season for your team?
Staying up. Lee Clark has massively tough job on his hands here with almost no leeway in terms of finances to bring players in. As such our team is made up of almost exclusively free transfers and loan players.
Where do you think both teams will finish in the league table?
I think Blackpool will climb a few places to around 14th. For Blues, 17th.
If you could swap any player with any of ours who would it be and why?
Naturally the answer would have been Tom Ince. However I’ve always been an admirer of Ricardo Fuller so I’d swap him for one of our strikers, maybe Peter Lovenkrands.