Defensive Problems For 'Pool

Defenders Jack Robinson (suspension) and Craig Cathcart (injury) are set to miss the weekend trip to the City Ground to face Nottingham Forest.

“Hopefully the chairman is in a good mood this week," said assistant manager Alex Rae after the 2-2 draw against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

That result left Blackpool in 4th place in the Championship, one point and two places better off than Forest.

The two sides are also thought to be rivals in the race to sign Sunderland midfielder David Vaughan on loan.