Oct 19, 2013 at 12.15pm UK at ​Bloomfield Road
WiganWigan Athletic
Ince (24' pen.)
FT(HT: 1-0)

McClean (42')
McClean (90')

Team News: Dan Gosling makes first Blackpool start at Wigan Athletic

Team News: Gosling makes first Blackpool start at Wigan
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On-loan midfielder Dan Gosling is handed his first start for Blackpool in this afternoon's Championship clash with Lancashire rivals Wigan Athletic.

Dan Gosling has been handed his first start for Blackpool in this afternoon's Championship clash with Lancashire rivals Wigan Athletic.

The 23-year-old, who is on loan from Newcastle United, replaces Isaac Osbourne as the Tangerines make one change from the side that drew 0-0 at Charlton two weeks ago.

Alex Rae and former boss Steve Thompson are in charge of Blackpool today, as manager Paul Ince begins his five-match stadium ban.

Opponents Wigan will start the contest without a recognised striker in their starting XI.

Forwards Grant Holt and Marc-Antoine Fortune are on the bench, while Manchester United loanee Nick Powell is expected to be deployed in the 'false number nine' position.

Blackpool: Gilks, Broadfoot, Cathcart, MacKenzie, Robinson, Basham, Bishop, Gosling, Dobbie, Ince, Fuller
Subs: Halstead, Orr, Angel, Barkhuizen, Tyson, Davies, Chopra

Wigan: Carson, Boyce, Barnett, Rogne, Perch, Watson, McArthur, Gomez, McManaman, Powell, McClean
Subs: Nicholls, Shotton, Beausejour, Espinoza, McCann, Holt, Fortune

Blackpool's Tom Ince celebrates after scoring the equaliser from the penalty spot against Leicester during their Championship match on September 21, 2013
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