Confirmed: Blackpool and Nottingham Forest line-ups

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Here is how Blackpool and Nottingham Forest will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Blackpool starting XI: Lewis, McMahon, Aldred, O'Dea, Dunne, O'Hara, Perkins, Cameron, Orlandi, Telford, Madine

Blackpool subs: Parish, Ferguson, Clarke, Maher, Rothwell, Oliver, Davies

Nottingham Forest starting XI: Darlow, Lichaj, Hobbs, Collins, Fox, Burke, Gardner, Osborne, Lansbury, Antonio, Fryatt

Nottingham Forest subs: De Vries, Lascelles, Kane, Paterson, Vaughan, O. Burke, Blackstock

Blackpool welcome Nottingham Forest to Bloomfield Road this afternoon with the hosts bottom of the Championship and 10 points clear of safety.

Forest, on the other hand, are 10th and looking on the up following Dougie Freedman’s appointment as their new manager.

Forest won the reverse fixture at the City Ground 2-0 but prior to that they had a poor record against Blackpool, winless in their previous five encounters.

But considering today’s hosts have won just once in their last five outings and Forest have scored six in their last two, it would be a surprise if Blackpool came away with a victory this afternoon.

But that is why we love football so much; because anything can happen and Blackpool will head into this match desperate for a victory in front of their own fans.

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