TEAM NEWS: Curtis Tilt left out of squad for opener at Wycombe

Tilt hasn't been named in Pool's squad
Tilt hasn't been named in Pool's squad
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Curtis Tilt has been left out of Blackpool's squad for their season opener at Wycombe Wanderers today.

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The defender, who celebrates his 27th birthday today, is the focus of ongoing speculation regarding his future, with Championship side Ipswich Town currently leading the chase.

He even handed in a transfer request last week to force through a move.

He has travelled with the squad to Adams Park but Gary Bowyer has opted not to name him in his squad of 18.

Paudie O'Connor and Ben Heneghan are named in a starting line-up that features eight debutants.

Jimmy Ryan and Ryan McLaughlin both miss out through injury.

Finlay Sinclair-Smith has been named on the substitute's bench as part of a new EFL directive which requires every club to name at least one 'club developed player'.

Wycombe, who were promoted from League Two last season, name former Pool loanee Ryan Allsop in goal.

They have listed just five substitutes on their bench.


Wycombe: Allsop, Harriman, Jacobson, Stewart, El-Abd, Bean, Saunders, Bloomfield, Cowan-Hall, Williams, Akinfenwa

Subs: Ma-Kalambay, Jombati, Mackail-Smith, Thompson, Freeman

Blackpool: Howard, Nottingham, Turton, O'Connor, Heneghan, Bunney, Spearing, Taylor, Pritchard, Dodoo, Delfouneso

Subs: Mafoumbi, Bola, Thomspon, O'Sullivan, Sinclair-Smith, Cullen, Gnanduillet

Referee: Nicholas Kinseley