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Views from the Bolton and Blackpool camps

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While Leicester City and Nottingham Forest slug it out at the City Ground, fans from both sides will have one eye on their phones, checking for news from the Reebok Stadium.

Both City and Forest need the win to keep their play-off hopes alive, but victory would count for very little, other than local pride, if Bolton beat Blackpool.

For Forest, there is also Crystal Palace's home game with Peterborough that will be of interest as they can still catch the Eagles, but for City only Bolton in sixth spot are within touching distance.

They need the Seasiders to snatch a point or better to give Nigel Pearson's men a chance.

With nothing to play for, having secured safety from relegation, Blackpool start the game as massive underdogs, but Paul Ince has vowed his side will not be going to the Reebok to wind down their season and said they owed it to City and Forest to give 100 per cent.

"The game is important for us," he said. "We can't think we are in holiday mode.

"We've done what we've set out to achieve but we won't be taking it easy.

"There will be two teams who want to play football on a good pitch. There's no pressure on us.

"We owe it to ourselves to go and get a result, but we also owe it to the teams who are trying to get into the play-offs.

"We don't want to go there and be part of a circus or a celebration. That's the last thing I want. We'll have 3,000 fans going there, maybe more, and we owe it to them to put on a show.

"We aren't going there to be involved in Bolton's celebration. We want to finish the season on a win."

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman said his side are confident of victory as they are currently on their best run of form at home for 20 years.

"Nothing is taken for granted, no stone is left unturned in our preparation, the lads are relaxed and fresh, which is crucial at this time of year," he said. "The way that we are playing at home indicates that we've got a great chance of winning the game."

Views from the Bolton and Blackpool camps


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