Blackpool boss provides injury update on Sheffield Wednesday loanee and ex-Charlton Athletic man ahead of huge Barnsley clash

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley states it’s still “touch and go” surrounding the availability of a couple of players ahead of this weekend’s huge clash against Barnsley at Bloomfield Road.
George Byers was forced off through injury against Carlisle
George Byers was forced off through injury against Carlisle

During the first half of last Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Carlisle United, George Byers was forced off through a groin injury and replaced by Albie Morgan- who went down holding his knee in the latter stages of the game in only his second outing since returning from a spell on the sidelines. Meanwhile, captain Ollie Norburn has missed the last three matches due to a swollen ankle, with his last appearance being the Easter Monday stalemate against Wycombe Wanderers.

The Seasiders’ play-off hopes remain alive for now, but they can’t afford any slip-ups in their remaining two games, as well as needing other results to go their way. Their opponents this weekend currently sit five points above, but are without a win in their last four games. Elsewhere, Oxford United and Lincoln City are also in the battle for the top six, and face Stevenage and Cheltenham Town respectively in their penultimate fixtures

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