'Unlucky' Ryan Edwards set for Blackpool chance against Peterborough

Ryan Edwards is in line for his first league start in more than a month when Blackpool host third-placed Peterborough United on Saturday.

Wednesday, 30th October 2019, 6:00 am
Ryan Edwards is in line for his first League One start for six weeks

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The 26-year-old was last in the starting 11 for a League One game when Pool drew 1-1 at Accrington Stanley on September 21.

However, he is set to get his chance in place of the suspended Curtis Tilt against Posh. Tilt was red-carded in the goalless draw at Burton for two bookings.

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Edwards was brought on when Tilt went for his early bath, midfielder Matty Virtue making way.

And his performance in the last half-hour impressed manager Simon Grayson, who said: “Ryan has been really unlucky over the last few weeks not to be playing because he started the season ever so well.

“At Burton he was part of a back five that had to put their bodies on the line and got their blocks off against a team that pass it quickly around that 18-yard box, where you have to stay with runners.

“It would have been a good point away from home at a difficult place with 11 men, never mind with 10 men for so long.”

Former Morecambe man Edwards, who joined the Seasiders from Plymouth Argyle in the summer, was a regular starter for the first few weeks of the season.