GARY Taylor-Fletcher is facing a race against time to be fit for Wednesday’s trip to Leeds.
The Seasiders frontman had a scan last week on a pelvic problem and failed a fitness test before the Burnley game.
With a distinct lack of height up front, Taylor-Fletcher is a vital player – as Ian Holloway admits.
The manager said: “Football is very simple. Burnley had two strikers who can deal with the ball from back to front.
“We didn’t have anyone on the day to win a header. Taylor-Fletcher is the only one I’ve got and he wasn’t fit.
“I thought Brett Ormerod might be able to do that but it’s not his game. Tom Ince can’t do it.
“We need that in our locker because set-pieces are vital. We have to do better at them.
“I tried for Nile Ranger in the summer and didn’t get him. We used to have Ben Burgess who could do it. People moaned at him and he got loads of stick but he was hugely important for us.
“We haven’t got that type of player now – Taylor-Fletcher is the closest to it.”