Blackpool Vs Leicester City, Sat 6 Feb 2010

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Blackpool boss Ian Holloway will be without striker Brett Ormerod for the home clash with Leicester.

Ormerod will serve the second instalment of a three-match suspension following his red card in last weekend's 1-1 draw at Coventry.

Defender Danny Coid will also miss out with a hamstring injury and on-loan Leicester striker DJ Campbell is ineligible to face his parent club.

Swansea striker Stephen Dobbie, who has joined the Seasiders on loan until the end of the season, could make his first start after scoring as a substitute in Wednesday's 3-2 home defeat against West Brom.

Defenders Neal Eardley and Alex Baptiste missed the Albion defeat due to a hamstring injury and illness respectively.

The pair will be assessed but could miss out again.

Midfielder Richie Wellens is suspended for Leicester while the Foxes also have concerns over the fitness of forwards Paul Gallagher and Yann Kermorgant.

Wellens must serve a one-match ban at Bloomfield Road after he was sent off for the ninth time in his career during last weekend`s goalless home draw with league leaders Newcastle.

Gallagher had to be substituted midway through the second half against the Magpies after sustaining a calf injury but City boss Nigel Pearson expects the Scot to recover in time.

However, Kermorgant looks likely to miss out after suffering a hamstring problem in training.

Defender Alex Bruce goes straight into the squad after joining on loan from Championship rivals Ipswich for the remainder of the season.

Nolberto Solano could make his first start after coming on as a substitute against his former club last weekend while Lloyd Dyer, Dany N`Guessan and Steve Howard are also pushing for recalls.

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