Blackpool could be backed by the biggest away crowd of the League One season so far when they head to Wanderers this weekend.

The Seasiders have already snapped up around 4,000 tickets for their trip to the Toughsheet Community Stadium.

They are closing in on Carlisle’s figure of around 4,400 which also came against the Whites last month.

Neil Critchley’s side are eighth in the table – two points off the play-off places as they aim to bounce back from last season’s relegation from the Championship.

Blackpool beat Bromley 2-0 in the FA Cup first round last weekend thanks to goals from Shayne Lavery and Karamoko Dembele.

Despite the result, Critchley warned his players they need to perform much better than their second-half display against the non-league outfit.

He said: “I have to say Bromley were excellent in the second half. We scored early and then again before half-time, but it looked like we had some tired bodies and tired minds in that second half.

“If Bromley had scored, things might have been different. We just weren’t ourselves in that second half.

“We have had a busy schedule. We kept a clean sheet but that was mainly down to a bit of luck and some poor finishing.

“We just seemed to stop playing in the second half. I’m not sure whether that’s a mentality thing, but it’s certainly something we need to improve on.”

Ahead of their trip to Bolton, Blackpool have been boosted by the news that Oliver Cassey has signed a contract extension.

The 22-year-old defender, who has made 16 appearances this season, will now remain at Bloomfield Road until at least June 2026, with the option for a further 12 months.

“I am really happy to have got this done,” he told the club website. “I have really enjoyed my football so far this season and am looking to really push on now. I think my game has developed a lot since I joined the club two years ago.

“Playing regularly is all any player wants to do, and I've been fortunate enough to be involved a lot - both this season and last season at (on loan) Forest Green. It has taken my game to another level and hopefully I can keep progressing.

"I have loved every minute playing in tangerine and will continue to work hard for the club and the supporters week-on-week."

The points were shared when the sides last met at the Toughsheet Community Stadium following a goalless draw in October 2019.

Blackpool ran out 2-1 winners at Bloomfield Road several months later despite Kean Bryan getting on the scoresheet for the Whites.