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Hyam Starts for Town
Hyam Starts for Town
Saturday, 14th Jan 2012 14:36

Luke Hyam makes his first league start of the Paul Jewell era in more youthful Town side facing Blackpool at Portman Road this afternoon. Skipper Grant Leadbitter drops out with his hip injury, while Daryl Murphy is also missing from the 16, presumably with an injury, with Josh Carson starting.

The Blues could line-up in a 4-4-2 formation with Jason Scotland and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas up front but may choose to go with a 4-3-3/4-5-1 with Emmanuel-Thomas wide on the right and Carson in the centre. Ibrahima Sonko takes the captain’s armband for the first time.

Jimmy Bullard, who is still suffering the effects of his recent illness, is on the bench along with Michael Chopra.

Blackpool make one change from the team which beat Fleetwood 5-1 in the FA Cup last week with Stephen Crainey in for Bob Harris.

Full match preview here.

Town: McCarthy, Edwards, Sonko, Smith, Cresswell, Martin, Drury, Hyam, Carson, Emmanuel-Thomas, Scotland. Subs: Lee-Barrett, Ainsley, Bullard, Chopra, Priskin.

Blackpool: Howard, Crainey, Wilson, Baptiste, Eardley, Basham, Angel, Sylvestre, Ince, Phillips, Lua-Lua. Subs: Evatt, Grandin, Phillips, Taylor-Fletcher, Cathcart.

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jert16 added 14:41 - Jan 14
coyb
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tractorboybig added 14:46 - Jan 14
his final shake of the dice.
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pazelle added 14:49 - Jan 14
Well happy with that (442)
Priskin on the bench at least, bring him on if Scotland's struggling with injury.

COYB! GIVE A CRAP!
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bubblesblue79 added 14:59 - Jan 14
A young team will hopefully remind the old boys what passion for your club is about!!!!
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gcasselton1 added 15:01 - Jan 14
This is more like it, Northgate represent!
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irishtim added 15:04 - Jan 14
Best of luck lads. Have a funny feeling priskin will get the winner & keep pj in a job. What u reckon pazelle?
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WorcesterBlue added 15:04 - Jan 14
Now lads take your chance or some of us will be eating humble pie!!
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bigolconnor added 15:06 - Jan 14
Loving the squad today. Hopefully it will all come good. Bullard and chops on in the second half.
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TractorBoy666 added 15:23 - Jan 14
1-0 Town, for once we've scored in the opening 10 mins! Now can we get another because we need another.
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daniel9624 added 15:35 - Jan 14
Think PJ might actually be Schizo, he keeps changing his mind on players on a game by game basis!
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irishtim added 15:35 - Jan 14
cmon lads keep it going. Please. Need to enjoy my pint than listening to my so called experts man u chelsea friends. Cmon town
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Pettitt10 added 15:42 - Jan 14
glad to see sonko as captain, top bloke! a goal already! COYB!
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pazelle added 15:58 - Jan 14
@irishtim

Well happy with that
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TractorBoy666 added 16:03 - Jan 14
65% Possession in first half, keep it up lads.
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bubblesblue79 added 16:09 - Jan 14
1 more goal please town........
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BurleyForever added 16:19 - Jan 14
1-0 Town Oh no Power Failier expected at 4.30?????????????
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BurleyForever added 16:22 - Jan 14
2-0 TOWN KEEP THAT POWER ON
Can Tommy Smith remember how to celebrate scoring a goal?
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blueherts added 16:25 - Jan 14
ooooooohhh hold it now Town
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TractorBoy666 added 16:25 - Jan 14
2-1 Town, come on don't lose it now please.
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BurleyForever added 16:35 - Jan 14
OH DEAR WHEELS ARE COMING OFF.
Bring back Burley ASAP at least we won more than we lost (Championship) with him in charge.
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TractorBoy666 added 16:40 - Jan 14
FFS, your 2-0 up and go and f*** it up. Jewell out now.
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fussysnake added 16:42 - Jan 14
if we loose after being 2 up im gonna cry
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BurleyForever added 16:43 - Jan 14
2-2 WHERE IS THAT FLOODLIGHT FAILIER PLEASE NOW.
JEWELL OUT NEED I SAY MORE.
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TractorBoy666 added 16:54 - Jan 14
Not good enough. We can't see out a 2-0 game. Another depressing night...
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BurleyForever added 17:18 - Jan 14
At least it is a Point can we swap Kevin P for Choppers at least he is scoring.
STILL JEWELL OUT BURLEY IN
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