Football - Seasiders stretched for Boro visit

Paul Ince will have a limited squad to choose from once again as Blackpool look to exit their slump against Middlesbrough.

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The Seasiders boss has so far been left frustrated in his bid to bring in new loanees after five players - Dan Gosling, Bradley Orr, Tyler Blackett, Nathan Delfouneso and Marvin Zeelegaar - returned to their respective parent clubs.

Defender Kirk Broadfoot will complete his four-match ban , which was given to him after he was sent off for the second time this season against Leeds on Boxing Day.

Isaiah Osbourne is still out with a hamstring injury while fellow midfielder Bobby Grant will be missing again because of a foot problem. Striker Michael Chopra is unlikely to feature after the club fined him for a Twitter outburst this week as Blackpool bid to end a run of seven defeats in their last eight.

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