Grandin back to face Liverpool

Harewood returns to training, but needs to build fitness

Grandin: Back from hamstring strain

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Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has confirmed that Elliot Grandin could start in Wednesday's match against Liverpool, while Marlon Harewood is also training.

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Playmaker Grandin has been missing for two weeks after sustaining a minor hamstring strain, but he is now back to fitness.

The Frenchman trained at the beginning of the week, along with striker Harewood, and he is in contention for the arrival of Kenny Dalglish's Liverpool.

"Elliot and Marlon both trained on Monday and that gives me huge different options, which I've missed a bit," Holloway told the Blackpool Gazette.

Bad news

"Elliot will be in the squad. He had a strain, but it wasn't that bad and he has recovered well."

Blackpool will be aiming to complete a remarkable double over the 18-time champions of England after providing one of the early reasons for Roy Hodgson's sacking with a 2-1 win at Anfield in October.

But it is unlikely that Harewood will feature at Bloomfield Road as he is short of match sharpness after returning from injury.

"With Marlon it is his overall fitness. We need to get that right, otherwise his hamstring will just go again, so he's a little further away," said Holloway.

Meanwhile, the Blackpool boss had bad news on the status of Matt Gilks, revealing the goalkeeper's recovery from a broken knee cap is taking "a little longer than first thought".

What will be the outcome in the match Blackpool vs Liverpool?

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  • Draw
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