Lyness answers Pool keeper crisis

Blackpool's goalkeeper Kyle Letheren leaves the pitch injured at Wigan
Blackpool's goalkeeper Kyle Letheren leaves the pitch injured at Wigan
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Blackpool have swooped for Burton’s Dean Lyness after both their keepers were ruled out with injury.

The Seasiders were left without a goalkeeper after both of their senior stoppers picked up injuries in the last two games.

And they’ve quickly swooped for Lyness who goes straight into the side which faces Doncaster tomorrow.

Pool have received good news about Letheren who it was originally feared had broken his collar bone, it’s now hoped he could make the weekend after scans revealed no break.

But the news isn’t as good about number one Colin Doyle, who limped out of Saturday’s FA Cup defeat at Barnet.

“He’s done a couple of ligaments in his ankle and that’s a big blow for us because Colin’s been exceptional so far this season,” revealed manager Neil McDonald.

“We don’t really want to put a date on it, we want to see how the recovery comes. He’s already had one bad injury with his shoulder but luckily he didn’t have to have an operation for that. He’s come back really strong and this is very, very unfortunate for him.”

Typical of Blackpool’s luck, Doyle’s replacement picked up what looked to be a serious injury at Wigan on Tuesday night after clashing with youngster Luke Higham.

But McDonald revealed more news on him, saying: “I thought he’d broke his collarbone but it’s not as bad as we first thought.

“He’s improved drastically over the last 24 hours and we’ll see how he improves in the next 24 hours leading up to the game.”

If Letheren isn’t fit Pool will now be able to turn to Burton’s Lyness after a loan deal which will see him join until January. The 24-year-old has plenty of experience and was Burton’s number one keeper before a broken leg saw him miss almost four months last season.

The Brewers keeper is well known to some Fylde coast football fans.

It was his misjudgment of an Antoni Sarcevic free kick at Wembley which saw Fleetwood Town promoted to League One.

Lyness has played more than 50 times for The Brewers, who he joined in 2011 from Kidderminster Harriers and will wear the number 26 shirt at Bloomfield Road.