Blackpool v Lincoln City team news as nine out and five doubts

Team news and injury updates ahead of Blackpool v Lincoln City in the EFL League One - including updates on Jordan Rhodes and Ethan Erhahon.

Blackpool aim to begin the New Year better than how they enter it as they host Lincoln City at Bloomfield Road in an EFL League One clash. The Seasiders tasted back-to-back defeats on Boxing Day and in their last fixture on Friday against Burton Albion and Port Vale respectively.

Neil Critchley's side failed to respond to Vale's three goals with Ben Garrity opening the scoring before James Wilson and Nathan Smith added two more in the second-half. The defeat left them seven points adrift of the play-offs and now there are several teams such as Bristol Rovers and Northampton Town who are breathing down their necks.

Monday's opponents Lincoln are just inside the top-half and if they were to win then they'd go to within a point of Blackpool, though they aren't in the best of form. Michael Skubala took over from Mark Kennedy and right now the former Leeds United under-21's coach is on a six-game winless run. Lincoln suffered defeats to Bolton Wanderers and Northampton Town over the festive period, and picked up just two points from a possible 15.

Blackpool's defeat to Port Vale also saw two injury concerns prop up with both Jake Beesley and Ollie Norburn forced off. The Seasiders fans are also anxious about Jordan Rhodes amid talk of Huddersfield Town recalling the striker. Lincoln City have their fair share of injuries, with Tyler Walker expected to be out for the remainder of the campaign. Here's the latest injury and team news ahead of the EFL League One clash.

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