Sheffield United Vs Blackpool, Tue 16 Mar 2010

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Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell will be forced to match and make do for his side's home clash with Blackpool.

Blackwell is once again struggling to name an 18-man squad due to injuries and suspensions, with skipper Chris Morgan the latest player sidelined.

Morgan sits out a two-game ban after reaching 10 bookings for the season, while Toni Kallio has returned to parent club Fulham due to a calf injury and Kyle Bartley, on loan from Arsenal, is suffering from the after effects of food poisoning.

Nyron Nosworthy, on loan from Sunderland, may switch to centre-half alongside Marcel Seip in Morgan's absence. Fellow defenders Gary Naysmith and Ryan France (both knee) and Derek Geary (ankle) are long-term absentees.

Midfielder Lee Williamson is still doubtful due to the hamstring injury that kept him out of Saturday's 1-1 draw with QPR, and Jamie Ward (hamstring) and Ched Evans (collarbone) also remain sidelined.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway again looks set to be without a trio of players.

Defenders Ian Evatt and Stephen Crainey are still struggling with ankle and knee injuries respectively and winger Hameur Bouazza is nursing a groin problem.

Algeria international Bouazza has been dogged by the complaint since the African Nations Cup and will be rested for the remainder of the month.

He requires an operation but that is likely to be postponed until after the World Cup in the summer.

Holloway has no other major concerns as his side seek to bounce back from Saturday's 3-2 defeat at West Brom.

The Seasiders are two points outside the play-off places with 10 matches remaining.

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Jamie Ward
West Bromwich Albion
Kyle Bartley
Nyron Nosworthy
Marcel Seip
Ryan France
Lee Williamson
Stephen Crainey
Toni Kallio
Queens Park Rangers
Sheffield United
Gary Naysmith
Ian Evatt
Ched Evans
Derek Geary
Chris Morgan
Marvin Bartley

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