Date: 5th September 2015 at 10:55am
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Blackpool travel to take on Scunthorpe today with Neil McDonald promising to shake up his starting 11 after a horrific start to the season.

Pool are still looking for their first win this season and will look to bounce back from an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at home to Walsall last week.

Meanwhile Scunthorpe have had a fairly average start to the season and find themselves in 15th place with 5 points.

Vital Quotes:

Neil McDonald told the official site: ‘We’ve played five games and we’re disappointed with the start, especially after the way things went pre-season. Reality has hit home that we have to work a little bit harder in what we’re doing.

‘We’ve got a few people back from injury and we’ve recruited one just after the deadline, so that will add competition for places. Everybody is raring to go and not feeling too sorry for themselves, we’re raring and ready to go for Saturday.’

Scunthorpe manager Mark Robins told their official site: “They are buoyant and looking forward to the game. It gives us a great chance to play, perform and improve on Tuesday night.’

Adding: “The players are aware of what we are trying to do and we want to see if we can go one better than last weekend.’

Scunthorpe Team News:

The home side are hoping defender Jack King will be fit after his head injury in mid-week whilst Jamie Ness is expected to play.

Player to watch: Paddy Madden

The striker has scored 4 goals already this season and will be looking to add to his tally against the Seasiders. Pool can’t afford to let Madden roam free in the area.

Blackpool Team News:

The Seasiders travel to Glandon Park with a fully fit squad for the first time with John Herron and Colin Doyle back in the squad.

McDonald has said he will shake things up which could mean a first start for Herron and possibly for new man David Norris.

Player to watch: David Norris

All eyes will be on the new man, should he start, as fans look to him to provide the so desperately needed experience in the centre of midfield.

Match Facts & Stats

The last time Pool played Scunthorpe they won 4-2 away from home and closed to within a point of the final championship play off place with a team that had the likes of Charlie Adam, David Vaughan and DJ Campbell. The rest of that season, as they say, is history.

Match Prediction:

Sadly I can’t see the Tangerines replicating that kind of performance this time around and I think they’ll lose the game 2-1.

Next Fixtures:

Up next for Blackpool is a trip to Gillingham.