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Blackpool Vs West Bromwich Albion, Wed 3 Feb 2010

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Ian Holloway could hand new signings Stephen Husband and Stephen Dobbie their Blackpool debuts in the home clash against West Brom.

Husband joined the Seasiders for a nominal fee from SPL side Hearts while Swansea striker Dobbie has signed on loan until the end of the season.

DJ Campbell, who enjoyed a spell at Bloomfield Road last term, also rejoined the Seasiders on loan until the end of the campaign on transfer deadline day and is assured of a starting berth.

Holloway managed to keep hold of in-form midfielder Charlie Adam, despite interest from Middlesbrough throughout the transfer window, and he will retain his place in the starting XI.

Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has extended his loan until the end of the season and will be available for selection.

Neal Eardley remains a doubt after picking up a hamstring injury last Thursday, which kept him out of the weekend draw with Coventry.

New signing Andy Slory is available for West Brom but the Dutchman is highly unlikely to start from the off.

The winger signed for Albion from Feyenoord on Monday but, due to the winter break in Holland, has not played competitive football since before Christmas and is not quite match ready.

But Roberto Di Matteo will have been reluctant to make changes to his starting XI in any case following Saturday`s impressive display in the 3-1 home victory over Sheffield United.

Shelton Martis left the club on deadline day while Leon Barnett and Filipe Teixeira also completed loan moves to fellow Championship sides, meaning the trio will not be involved at Bloomfield Road.

Joe Mattock missed training on Monday due to illness and a decision on his availability will be made as late as possible, although the left-back has been kept out of Di Matteo`s line-up of late by Marek Cech.

The Baggies have no other new concerns, with midfielder James Morrison (heel) still the only player in the treatment room.

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