Blackpool Battle to Field Opening Day Team

Nottingham Forest's opening day opponents at the City Ground this week cancelled their pre-season trip to Spain as they struggle to put together a squad for the new campaign

Manager Jose Riga joined the club on July 11 but has already been rumoured to be on the brink of being sacked after a transfer dispute with chairman Karl Oyston which has left the club with only eight contracted players.

Youth team players and five trialists padded out the side which took to the field at Penrith on Saturday afternoon with striker Nathan Delfouneso scoring twice as he bids to win a permanent deal.