Date: 18th February 2016 at 6:32pm
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Such were the concerns over the fitness, and how long Colin Doyle could be out for, Blackpool opted to bring Dean Lyness back for his second loan spell of the season, which as we know is something the ‘keeper was more than happy to do having already deputised this season when Doyle was injured.

Lyness filled in against Shrewsbury and Oldham since returning from Burton but with Doyle potentially in contention to face Swindon Neil McDonald has ‘a selection headache’ but this is a good headache to have isn’t it?

An ankle injury, ahead of the weekend, had Blackpool worried about Doyle’s fitness but positively that problem isn’t too serious and not as bad as initially feared with him not, on the face of it, damaging to the ligaments he had injured back in November with McDonald telling the Official Website.

‘It’s feeling a lot better than it has done over the last few days. He feels comfortable with it, so we’ll have a training session today and see where he’s at.’

Much depends on how his ankle reacted to training today, and how he goes on Friday, but if all is fine he’ll be in the squad for the game at the County Ground to, as said, give the boss a selection headache.

He’ll welcome this though and has spoken highly of the impact Lyness has had, not simply since his return but during his two loan spells from the League 1 leaders, with him left with ‘really good competition’ for the no.1 spot.

‘Deano has come in and kept a clean sheet in his second game back, along with the clean sheets he kept when he was here beforehand. There’s really good competition.’

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