Chris looking forward to a Bash at former club

Blackpool's Chris Basham
Blackpool's Chris Basham
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Chris Basham may well be up against his old club tonight, but there won’t be many familiar faces.

Since leaving the Reebok Stadium in 2010 there’s been a huge turnover of players and staff.

But he always enjoys a meeting with the club who plucked him from college back in 2006.

“It’s a game against my old club Bolton, but that’s all it is,” he said.

“There aren’t many players left there from when I was at Bolton.

“Obviously I know Alex Baptiste, and Adam Bogdan was there.

“They have Mark Davies but he’s injured and won’t be playing, there’s different management and everything.

“I looked at their team at the Yeovil game and on paper they looked brilliant.

“They had Spearing in midfield, Beckford up front and of course Baps.

“They have lads who have played in the Premier League and they are looking to click into place.

“Hopefully that’s not against us.”

Basham has played in every game this season for the Seasiders, although he’s had to fill-in all over the field.

But with injury to Barry Ferguson and the suspension of Angel Martinez he could be in for a much more central role this evening.

And he hopes the club can keep their home form going.

He said: “We are undefeated at home and it’s something we need to keep going.

“At the back end of last season we didn’t lose at home much and we’ve carried that on.

“If we can keep this record going it will be good for us.

“The fans have been fantastic and the pitch is great so there’s no excuses now.

“The situation we are in where we have drawn the last two games, it’s one we are going into looking to win.

“We are high on confidence and I’m really looking forward to it.”