Fitness worry ahead of Huddersfield clash

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Blackpool are sweating over the fitness of skipper Barry Ferguson after it was revealed Bob Harris could be out for three months.

Ferguson will have a fitness test this afternoon on an injured ankle ahead of tonight’s trip to Huddersfield Town.

The 35-year-old has been in fine form for the Seasiders so far this season, and Paul Ince will obviously be hoping he is makes it.

“Barry Ferguson has a bit of a sore ankle,” said the boss.

“He trained yesterday but we aren’t too sure whether he’ll make tonight. We’ll have to see how he is.”

Ince confirmed Harris could face a large spell on the sidelines after the left-back went under the knife on a long-standing shoulder on Wednesday.

He said: “Bob’s had an operation on his shoulder on Wednesday, so he’ll be out for three months.

“I know Robbo (Jack Robinson) is playing left back but if he was to get injured we might have to address that.

“We know Craig Cathcart can play there though, he’s played there for his country.”

Ince is still declining all media interviews ahead of his FA hearing which could drag on for another 10 days after he requested a personal hearing.

But speaking via Blackpool FC’s media team, he said he’s expecting a tough game against Huddersfield tonight.

“The game’s on Sky and it’s a good opportunity to show people what we are all about,” said Ince.

“Mark Robins is an old friend of mine from my United days and it’s great to see him back in football.”