Sheffield Wednesday v Blackpool FA Cup 4th Round Replay

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BlackpoolBlackpool visit Hillsborough in their FA Cup 4th Round replay. Sheffield Wednesday needed a penalty shoot-out to defeat Blackpool (7/4 to win) in the Carling Cup in August, but it was a stoppage-time spot kick by leading scorer Kevin Phillips that kept Blackpool in the FA Cup, and earned this replay with the winners away to Everton in the next round.

Wednesday (4/5 to Qualify) have avoided defeat in 16 of their last 18 league and cup outings, and have also won their last four FA Cup matches at home. Gary Megson's side qualified for the fifth round for the first time in 11 years last season. A victory will see two League One sides in the last 16 as Stevenage have already qualified.

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Blackpool have not qualified for the fifth round since 1989 and the 5-1 away victory over Fleetwood in the third round was the first time Blackpool avoided defeat on the road in five attempts in the FA Cup. Blackpool's journey to winning the FA Cup for the one and only time in their history began with a 2-1 win over Wednesday (6/4 to win) at Hillsborough in the third round in January 1953. They lost their only previous meeting in the competition 4-1, also at Hillsborough, and in the third round, in January 1947.

A concern for Ian Holloway will be the fact that his side have conceded 26 goals on the road this season in the Championship but they did win 3-1 at Cardiff at the weekend. The last time Blackpool (Evens to Qualify) failed to score was away at Birmingham on New Year's Eve.

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Sheffield Wednesday captain Rob Jones may return for the League One side after an ankle injury kept him out. Miguel Llera, Mike Jones and John Bostock are all cup-tied having already appeared in the FA Cup for other sides.

Championship side Blackpool's only injury concern is midfielder Keith Southern who has a gash on an ankle. Manager Ian Holloway must decide whether to pair Kevin Phillips and Roman Bednar upfront - the two having played together when at West Brom.

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