Blackpool FC confirm the return of reserve football by rejoining Central League

Blackpool FC have confirmed the return of reserve football
Blackpool FC have confirmed the return of reserve football
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Blackpool FC have confirmed they have rejoined the Central League for reserve fixtures for the coming season.

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Eight matches will be played in the regionalised format, with a further four taking place in the group stage of the Central League Cup.

Home fixtures are to take place at Squires Gate FC.

It was a commitment laid out by new owner Simon Sadler during the fans' forum, as he believes the re-introduction of the reserve side will help the players' pathway from the youth team to the first-team.

Fixtures:

Tuesday, September 10 - Blackpool vs Morecambe, kick-off 2pm

Tuesday, September 24 - Tranmere Rovers vs Blackpool, kick-off 2pm

Wednesday, October 2 - Blackpool vs Morecambe (Cup), kick-off 2pm

Tuesday, October 29 - Blackpool vs Carlisle United (Cup), kick-off 2pm

Tuesday, November 19 - Blackpool vs Huddersfield Town, kick-off 2pm

Tuesday, December 3 - Fleetwood Town vs Blackpool (Cup), kick-off 1pm

Tuesday, December 10 - Fleetwood Town vs Blackpool, kick-off 1pm

Tuesday, January 7 - Morecambe vs Blackpool, kick-off 1pm

Wednesday, January 15 - Wigan Athletic vs Blackpool (Cup), kick-off 1pm

Tuesday, January 21 - Blackpool vs Tranmere Rovers, kick-off 2pm

Tuesday March 3 - Huddersfield Town vs Blackpool, kick-off 1pm

Tuesday, March 31 - Blackpool vs Fleetwood Town, kick-off 1pm

Please note: all fixture dates and timings remain subject to change.