Bednar boost for Blackpool

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On-loan West Brom striker Roman Bednar could return to Blackpool's squad for the npower Championship play-off semi-final first-leg against Birmingham.

Bednar has not featured for Ian Holloway's side since sustaining a knee injury during March's 3-3 draw with Leicester, but he played for the reserves against Manchester United on Tuesday night to put himself in contention to face Chris Hughton's men.

"I'm delighted for him," said Holloway. "He played 70 minutes on Tuesday night and that will give him some sort of chance."

Craig Cathcart will miss the match and continues to be assessed after suffering heart palpitations, but the former Manchester United centre-back is Holloway's only absentee.

Blackpool head into the play-offs unbeaten in seven matches, however they are yet to taste victory over Blues this term having drawn 2-2 at Bloomfield Road in November before going down to a 3-0 defeat at St Andrew's on New Year's Eve.

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