No deadline day drama as Blackpool focus on Morecambe match
It was a quiet day at Bloomfield Road as the transfer deadline passed without Blackpool making any further additions to their squad.
“If you speak to most teams at this stage of the season, you start thick and fast and there’s a lot of Saturday-Tuesday games early on where you have to use your squad.“This game gives those players a rest and the others a chance to play. But you often find players do take their opportunity in these types of games and get a start for the league.“There will be a bit of rotation in the group stages but the further you go, the stronger the team you’ll see.”While supporters should expect to see a much-changed Pool line-up, Dawes insists it is still a game the Seasiders will be taking seriously.“We’re unbeaten and we want to keep that going, it doesn’t matter what competition we’re in,” he said.“We want to keep that momentum of being unbeaten and hopefully we can get another win. With these games, when both sides are likely to make changes, all you can do to plan for the game is look at the style of play of the team.“I don’t think you can read too much into the personnel that is going to be playing because you can never predict it in this competition.“You always get an indication of how Morecambe are going to play under Jim (Bentley), they’re going to be hard working and they’re going to take it seriously.”