Taylor-Fletcher could face Pool today

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Blackpool could come up against a very familiar face in this afternoon’s clash with Leicester at Bloomfield Road.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher, who left Pool this summer after six superb seasons at the club, has signed for the Foxes and could be named on the bench for this afternoon’s top-of-the-table encounter.

The 32-year-old had been without a club since turning down two contract offers at Blackpool.

The striker from Cheshire was a popular player among Seasiders fans, not least because he scored in the play-off final which saw Pool promoted to the Premier League in 2010.

Taylor-Fletcher said: “I can’t thank the fans, players and staff from Blackpool enough.

“It was a great six years for me but it’s time for a new chapter.See you all on Saturday.”

Jack Robinson is likely to regain his place at left-back for Blackpool after suspension.

Fellow defender Craig Cathcart is fit and there will be a late check on striker Steven Davies.

Manager Paul Ince is likely to make changes after the Seasiders travelled more than 1,000 miles for fixtures at Bournemouth and Millwall.

And centre-half Gary MacKenzie admits it’s been a tough week, which included Pool’s first league defeat of the season in London.

MacKenzie said: “We had to take it on the chin but we’ve taken three points from two tough away games. But it’s good to be back at home, although this Leicester side are going well.

“We’ve shown already that we can do well against people considered to be the top teams.”

Pool may have lost their unbeaten tag but they are looking to hold on to another record today. They are the only Championship team yet to concede a goal at home.

MacKenzie added: “Centre-halves like to keep our clean sheets.

“We are proud of our record and we’ll be doing everything we can to maintain it.”