Blackpool vs Gillingham preview
Last Updated: 03/05/19 2:19pm
Blackpool could finally see midfielder Jimmy Ryan get some action in the last game of the League One season against Gillingham.
Ryan has not played since suffering a knee injury in the final game of last campaign, which saw him need surgery and face some setbacks before being able to target a return. The midfielder was on the bench at Barnsley.
Matt Virtue missed last weekend's defeat at Oakwell as the midfielder recovers from a gash to his ankle, so continues to be assessed. Defender Ollie Turton (hamstring) also continues his recovery along with Donervon Daniels.
Gillingham will check on Callum Reilly ahead of the trip north. Midfielder Reilly has been out since the end of March carrying a thigh muscle problem.
Caretaker boss Mark Patterson reported no other fresh selection concerns following the 2-0 home defeat by Charlton, which followed the departure of manager Steve Lovell. Forward Graham Burke continues his recovery from a foot problem.
Blackpool have won three of their last four league games against Gillingham (D1), keeping clean sheets in each of their victories.
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Gillingham are winless in their last 12 league visits to Blackpool (W6 D6), although five of their last six trips have ended in a draw.
Blackpool ended their five game winless run at Bloomfield Road with a win against Fleetwood last time out, they haven't won two in a row at home since December.
Gillingham haven't kept a clean sheet in their last nine league games since a 1-0 win over Oxford in March.
Gillingham striker Tom Eaves has scored seven headed goals this season; two more than any other player in League One.