Blackpool Vs Bristol City, Sun 2 May 2010

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Blackpool boss Ian Holloway could be boosted by the return of striker Ben Burgess against Bristol City as his side bid to seal a play-off spot.

Burgess has missed the Seasiders' last two outings due to a knee injury but he looks set to be passed fit to face the Robins.

Fellow frontman Stephen McPhee and defender Danny Coid are set to remain sidelined through injury and Hameur Bouazza is still out of action because of a groin problem.

Yet Holloway's squad are in confident mood and know that victory will guarantee them a sixth-placed finish above Swansea.

Failure to beat City, however, could allow the Swans to leapfrog them and Holloway said: "We have got a massive job to do at the weekend."

Caretaker manager Keith Millen will be boosted by the return of Liam Fontaine for his final game in charge of Bristol City.

The 24-year-old defender was unavailable for 2-1 win over Derby due to a back problem but returns for Millen`s final bow after resuming training earlier in the week.

Dean Gerken will retain his place in goal after coming back from a collar bone injury against the Rams, while Jamal Campbell-Ryce also came through the clash with Nigel Clough`s men unscathed.

Striker Danny Haynes is a doubt, though, and could join long-term absentees Jamie McAllister (calf), James Wilson and Jamie McCombe (both knee) on the sidelines.

A win over the Seasiders will be the Robins` sixth in nine games since Millen took the reins and he will be desperate to sign off on a high before passing the job on to former Reading boss Steve Coppell.

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Jamie McCombe
Bristol City
Jamal Campbell-Ryce
Danny Coid
James Wilson
Jamie McAllister
Stephen McPhee
Liam Fontaine
Derby County
Ben Burgess
Dean Gerken
Danny Haynes
Swansea City

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