Plymouth Argyle Vs Blackpool, Sat 27 Mar 2010

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Plymouth head coach Paul Mariner could be forced to change his winning team for the Coca-Cola Championship clash against Blackpool.

Left-back Chris Barker started Tuesday night's 2-0 victory at Ipswich, but hobbled out of the game after 67 minutes with a hamstring injury that makes him an injury doubt to face Roy Keane's side.

Chris Clark dropped back from midfield to cover for Barker, with on-loan Blackburn midfielder Alan Judge introduced on the wing.

With on-loan Burnley full-back Richard Eckersley (ankle) and David McNamee (hamstring) ruled out and Gary Sawyer having joined Bristol City on loan, Clark may have to fill in at left-back once again.

On-loan West Ham central defender Bondz N'Gala made his Argyle debut at Ipswich and is set for his home bow against a Blackpool side managed by former Argyle boss Ian Holloway.

Centre-half Kari Arnason (hip) and winger Craig Noone (knee) are still sidelined, while striker Ashley Barnes has joined Brighton on loan for the rest of the season.

Blackpool boss Holloway is boosted by the return of Stephen Dobbie.

The Scottish forward is on loan at Bloomfield Road from Swansea but was ineligible to face his parent club on Tuesday due to the terms of the deal.

Blackpool hammered the Swans 5-1 to keep their play-off hopes alive and Holloway will be reluctant to make changes as he prepares to return to his former club.

Yet midfielder David Vaughan remains a doubt with an ankle injury and on-loan Leicester striker DJ Campbell is still missing with a thigh problem.

Defender Neal Eardley is also absent due to a hamstring tear and Algeria international Hameur Bouazza is still sidelined with a groin problem.

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David Vaughan
Leicester City
Ipswich Town
Kari Arnason
Bristol City
Stephen Dobbie
Alan Judge
Blackburn Rovers
David McNamee
Ashley Barnes
Gary Sawyer
Roy Keane
Neal Eardley
Richard Eckersley
Chris Barker
DJ Campbell
Craig Noone
Plymouth Argyle
Swansea City
Brighton & Hove Albion
Chris Clark

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