Blackpool predicted XI v Bolton Wanderers: Neil Critchley rings the changes as Dembele decision made

Blackpool take on Bolton Wanderers in a 'significant' match up in League One.

Blackpool have to put their midweek disappointment behind them as they welcome Bolton Wanderers to Bloomfield Road in the EFL Trophy.

The Seasiders had their Wembley dreams snatched from them at the hands of play-off rivals Peterborough United who inflicted a heavy 3-0 defeat on to them. An immediate return to the Championship is what was being targeted at the start of the campaign and now the pressure ramps up on the team and manager to deliver.

The team must do without the goal threat of Jordan Rhodes once again as he remains sidelined with a rib injury. In his absence, the side has scored just three goals in the five games, and someone must step up to the park if Rhodes injury persists. Shayne Lavery is next in line and his effort from 12-yards against the Posh last week should give him confidence going in to this one.

Some players did not feature against Peterborough in midweek and should be fresh for Saturday's match. Sheffield Wednesday loanee George Byers is one of those players and given his experience of playing for a side that has won the play-offs, he could play a key role against Bolton.

One of the biggest decisions hat the manager has to make is whether to start Karamoko Dembele or not. He was the match-winner against Peterborough at London Road last week and did not start on Tuesday. Dembele is good at picking off teams when the legs are tiring but starting him on Saturday could allow Blackpool to start on the front foot.

In total, we think that there will be six changes from the team that lost on Tuesday with various changes being made. Here in a 3-5-2 formation that the head coach has tended to use this season is how we think the team will line up.

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