Neil Critchley provides encouraging injury update ahead of Blackpool's game against Accrington Stanley

Demetri Mitchell could come back into contention for Blackpool's game against Accrington Stanley tomorrow night (7pm kick-off).

Monday, 12th April 2021, 2:33 pm
Updated Monday, 12th April 2021, 2:34 pm

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Blackpool skipper remains defiant after Lincoln City draw

The 24-year-old was a surprise absentee on Saturday as Blackpool threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Lincoln City.

Neil Critchley revealed post-match the winger was left out as a precaution after his knee swelled up during a training session on Thursday.

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But Blackpool's head coach provided The Gazette with an encouraging update ahead of tomorrow night's clash against Accy.

“We’re hopeful that Demi will train this afternoon and if he does then he’ll be in contention," Critchley said, speaking this morning.

“Other than that, there’s nothing from the weekend and there’s no fresh injuries to report, so the squad will remain very similar to Saturday.”

Kevin Stewart (ankle), Keshi Anderson (hamstring) and Gary Madine (groin) all remain sidelined, although the trio are said to be making good progress.

Demetri Mitchell was a surprise absentee on Saturday

Madine received encouraging news from an injury scan on Friday and it's now hoped the striker can step-up his recovery over the next couple of weeks.

Stewart, meanwhile, has taken his first steps back after having his foot taken out of a protective boot, taking part in some light training.

Anderson continues his rehabilitation after undergoing surgery in January.

It's hoped all three can still play some part for Blackpool between now and the end of the season.

That's unfortunately not the case for Matty Virtue (ACL) and CJ Hamilton (metatarsal), while Bez Lubala continues to be left out due to a 'club matter'.

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