Burnley v Blackpool LIVE

Clarets midfielder Josh Brownhill is also eagerly anticipating the challenge that a pre-season derby will pose.

Tuesday, 27th July 2021, 7:40 pm
Josh Brownhill of Burnley in action during the Premier League match between Burnley and West Bromwich Albion at Turf Moor on February 20, 2021 in Burnley, England.

The 25-year-old made 45 league appearances for Blackpool' s West Lancashire rivals Preston North End prior to his move to Bristol City

Brownhill, who scored twice in a 4-0 win against Salford City in a behind-closed-doors friendly at the Barnfield Training Centre, said: “The quicker the games come the better now because when you've had that time off you just can't wait to get back and play football.

“They are there to get you fit and I'm excited for the game on Tuesday night.

“They will be a decent team who have just come into the Championship and will be on a high, as all teams are when they play Premier League sides.

“That’s where they want to be so they will want that challenge and we will just look to keep building and putting the performances in.”

Blackpool v Burnley LIVE

Last updated: Tuesday, 27 July, 2021, 20:54

  • The Clarets have beaten Salford City, Morecambe and Oldham Athletic in pre-season
  • Blackpool have beaten both Southport and Carlisle United, but lost out to Accrington Stanley
  • The Seasiders were without 16 players in total at Brunton Park at the weekend
  • Burnley will likely be without Nick Pope, Chris Wood, Matej Vydra, Kevin Long and Dale Stephens
  • Blackpool were promoted to the Championship via the play-offs last season
  • The two sides last met at Bloomfield Road more than seven years ago
  • Michael Kightly scored the only goal of the game as Sean Dyche’s side closed in on a return to the Premier League
  • The Clarets have won six of the last eight games against the Tangerines
  • The Lancashire rivals have faced each other 127 times in total in competitive fixtures
  • Burnley have won 58 of those - including the first ever meeting on September 4th, 1897

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Chances for the Clarets

Maxwell is equal to Brownhill’s effort from the edge of the box and the Seasiders’ stopper does well to claw a Richardson effort off the line.

Richardson with another chance to score

Richardson slides the ball wide after Gomez beats Callum Connolly to the ball, sending Rodriguez clear, but his strike partner can't convert the cross.

Clarets cranking up the pressure

Gomez’s effort is deflected and Maxwell is forced to turn the ball wide at his near post.

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