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Striker Billy Clarke takes a turn for the worse

Striker Billy Clarke could miss the whole of Blackpool's first Premier League campaign with a serious knee injury.

The 22-year-old has been ruled out until April at the earliest after rupturing a cruciate ligament during pre-season.

Clarke was injured just two minutes into Blackpool's first summer friendly against Tiverton Town on July 16 and it was initially thought he would be out for three months.

However, the problem is worst than first feared.

Manager Ian Holloway said: “It might be the whole season now.”

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