Our best action photos from Blackpool’s clash against Millwall
Michael Appleton’s side go into the two-week international break after back-to-back defeats by Rotherham United and Millwall respectively.
The Seasiders were far from the pace midweek against the Millers before improving against Gary Rowett’s side over the weekend, but they still failed to pick up a point or three.
Whilst most of the squad will now enjoy a few days of rest before returning to hard training, there are members of the squad who will be on duty for their respective countries.
Theo Corbeanu, Shayne Lavery, Charlie Patino and Kevin Stewart have all been called up, although the latter is unlikely to travel.
Kenny Dougall and CJ Hamilton, meanwhile, have been left out of the Australia and Republic of Ireland squads respectively.
Here are the Blackpool players in action over the next few weeks:
The winger was called up to the Canada squad just two months before the World Cup, giving the Wolves loanee a huge chance to feature in Qatar in November and December. In preparation for the winter tournament, Canada meets Qatar in Vienna, Austria before meeting Uruguay in Bratislava, Slovakia. Both games are international friendlies. Corbeanu is already well respected in the Canada team, having scored twice in his first six games for his country.
Qatar – CANADA, Friday 23 September – 6pm (UK time)
CANADA – Uruguay, Tuesday 27 September – 5 p.m
Shayne Lavery, Northern Ireland
The striker has been a mainstay of the Northern Ireland side in recent years and has been called back into Ian Baraclough’s squad. To scored his second international goal during the last break in June, Lavery is hoping to add to his tally during the Nations League double-header in Northern Ireland. Baraclough’s side host Kosovo in Belfast before traveling to Athens to face Greece. Going into Northern Ireland’s final two group games, they lie third in their four-nation group with just two points. Greece is 12th.
NORTHERN IRELAND – Kosovo, Saturday 24 September – 5pm
Greece v NORTHERN IRELAND, Tuesday 27 September – 7.45pm
The midfielder has been called up for England U20 for the first time, having previously represented his country from U15 to U19. The U20 squad is coached by Ian Foster, who included Patino in his U19 squad. The Young Lions play three friendlies in the forthcoming international break, starting with a clash against Chile before further games against Morocco and Australia respectively. All three matches will take place in Spain as part of preparations for next summer’s U20 World Cup in Indonesia. Patino will be looking to build his fitness, having recently returned from injury and scoring his first goal in Blackpool against Millwall at the weekend.
ENGLAND U20 v Chile U20, Wednesday 21 September – 7pm
ENGLAND U20 v Morocco U20, Saturday 24 September – 5pm
ENGLAND U20 v Australia, Tuesday 27 September – 5pm
That Curiously, the injured midfielder has been called up to the Jamaica squad although he is still sidelined with two problems, a stress fracture in his foot and a calf injury. The 29-year-old hasn’t played since May and won’t be back for a while, so he won’t be traveling to meet up with the Jamaica team for their international friendly against Argentina at New York Red Bulls stadium in the USA. It is understood Stewart’s call-up was just an accident and the former Liverpool man will remain in the UK to continue his rehabilitation.