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Here's how Blackpool's side will look in five years time - according to Football Manager 2020

The wait is (almost) over: Football Manager - the staggeringly popular management game, notorious for its highly-addictive nature and ability to single-handedly destroy blossoming relationships - has returned, with the Beta edition of FM 2020 being released last Friday evening.

For a bit of fun, we've simulated the game five seasons into the future, and had a look at how Blackpool are predicted to line up in the 2024/25 season. Click and scroll through the gallery to see the future starting XI and manager...

One of just two non-British or Irish players in the squad, the Slovakian stopper is Blackpool's new number one. He's just joined on a free transfer from Leyton Orient.

1. GK: Henrich Ravas

One of just two non-British or Irish players in the squad, the Slovakian stopper is Blackpool's new number one. He's just joined on a free transfer from Leyton Orient.
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Another 2024 summer signing, the Southampton youth academy product joined from Peterborough United for a bargain 210k.

2. DR: Niall Mason

Another 2024 summer signing, the Southampton youth academy product joined from Peterborough United for a bargain 210k.
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He's had a stellar four seasons in a tangerine shirt, but the ex-Oxford United defender is now trying to force a move away to a 'bigger club' despite being the skipper. Shameful behaviour, Curtis.

3. CB: Curtis Nelson

He's had a stellar four seasons in a tangerine shirt, but the ex-Oxford United defender is now trying to force a move away to a 'bigger club' despite being the skipper. Shameful behaviour, Curtis.
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With a determination rating of 18/20, Blackpool's new number five has exactly the right mentality to thrive in defence.

4. CB: Will Nightingale

With a determination rating of 18/20, Blackpool's new number five has exactly the right mentality to thrive in defence.
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