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Lavery starts: The predicted Blackpool XI to face Luton Town this weekend

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Blackpool will be hoping to return to winning ways when Luton Town visit Bloomfield Road tomorrow afternoon.

Neil Critchley’s side are without a second-tier victory in their last five games, with the two losses in that run coming in the form of narrow 1-0 defeats.

The Blackpool boss believes his side are not in bad form and stated that the performance levels have not dipped either, with the Seasiders viewing this as a good opportunity to return to winning ways against a Luton side who have picked up just a point in their last four.

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Blackpool remain in 11th place and will be hoping to make further strides towards the play-off positions when the Bedfordshire outfit make the long trip to the north-west.

The Lancashire club have made a strong start to the new campaign, despite this being their first season back in the Championship.

Here, we take a look at how the hosts could line up against Luton tomorrow…

Daniel Grimshaw has been operating in-between the sticks in the absence of Chris Maxwell, and whilst the latter is making his way to full fitness, this game might come too early.

Jordan Gabriel could be brought back into the side in the place of Dijon Sterling, whilst James Husband could be shifted out to left-back.

Richard Keogh could be an important re-addition to the back-line, whilst Marvin Ekpiteta is proving to adapt to the rigours of Championship football seamlessly.

Critchley could opt to bring Ryan Wintle back into the side in a holding position against play-off hero Kenny Dougall, but equally, Callum Connolly has every chance of being handed another start.

Josh Bowler and Owen Dale were both untested and unproven at Championship at the start of the campaign, but the pair bring excitement and cutting edge into the final third for the hosts and could both be rewarded with starts.

Shayne Lavery found himself in excellent form before injury struck a couple of months ago, but he is contention for making a return to the starting XI.

He could partner Jerry Yates, with the pair possessing the pace and intelligent movement to cause all sorts of problems in the attacking third.

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