Costa Rican Cubero in line for Blackpool recall

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Blackpool midfielder Jose Miguel Cubero could make his first start since September against Charlton Athletic.

Blackpool's Costa Rican holding midfielder Jose Miguel Cubero is in line for his first start for the Tangerines since September of last year in their crunch clash with Charlton Athletic.

Cubero, a £400,000 summer signing from Herediano has had a disrupted season since signing for the Bloomfield Road outfit having seen his debut held back by two months due to work permit issues and then sustaining an Achilles injury in his second appearance against Middlesbrough.

Following a period of recuperation and a minor operation back in his homeland the Costa Rican returned to full-time training with Blackpool in January, but he didn't return to the first team until Saturday's 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth.

With Jamie O'Hara out due to injury, 29-year-old Cubero is now in line to make only his third start for Blackpool tonight as Lee Clark's men look to desperately stave off the imminent threat of confirmed relegation by ending a run of five successive defeats.

Miles Addison also returns to the squad after not being allowed to play at the weekend against his parent club. Defender Tony McMahon however starts a two-game ban and Clark will need to decide if he wishes to continue with his experiment of playing striker Tom Barkhuizen in the right-back slot as he did for an hour against Bournemouth.

Defeat against Charlton and at the weekend coupled with results going against them elsewhere could see Blackpool mathematically consigned to relegation by Saturday night despite having seven games to go.

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