With the fixtures released in less than a week, we continue a new feature taking an in depth look at all the teams in Sky Bet League One for the 2017-18 campaign, looking at Blackpool.
Final position: 7th in League Two (down 9 places from 2015-16)
Biggest win: 4-0 v Notts County (12/11/16)
Heaviest defeat: 1-3 v Grimsby Town (08/04/17)
League Cup: 2nd round
FA Cup: 4th round
Checkatrade Trophy: 3rd round
Manager: Gary Bowyer
As a player, Bowyer played non-league football for Westfields and signed for Hereford United on non-contract terms in 1989, making 14 appearances over the course of the season. He then moved to Nottingham Forest where he remained for five years, however never made a senior league appearance for the side. He's then spent the final two seasons of his playing career at Rotherham United.
Bowyer first managed Carshalton Athletic from 1998 until 200 before two caretaker spells in charge of Blackburn Rovers before becoming permanent manager in 2013. He took the hotseat at Blackpool ahead of 2016-17.
IN: Curtis Tilt (Wrexham, free), Peter Hartley (Bristol Rovers, free)
RELEASED: Ian Black, Henry Cameron, Luke Higham, John Herron, Dean Lyness, Eddie Nolan, Jack Payne, Jack Redshaw, Sam Slocombe, Macauley Wilson
Correct as of June 18, 2017
PLAYER IN FOCUS
Distance to GP: 130 miles
Bloomfield Road is a stadium which has almost completely been reveloped over the last 15 years, with three permanent stands and one temporary stand now in existence. The temporary stand is closed for most league games and only holds the media.
Away fans are housed in the Stan Mortensen Stand where up to 2,500 fans can be situated - a massive improvement from the formerly uncovered East Stand in years gone by before the redevelopment.
Outside the stadium, behind the North Stand is a statue of former Blackpool legend Stan Mortensen, while outside the main entrance is a statue of Jimmy Armfield.
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Blackpool's biggest win: 6-0 (03/02/01)
Scunthorpe United's biggest win: 6-2 (07/01/61)
Scunthorpe United (Thomas (3), Bonson (3)) 6-2 Blackpool
Saturday, January 7, 1961
Scunthorpe United emphatically made it through to round four of the FA Cup by brushing aside Blackpool in the first ever meeting between the two sides.
Barrie Thomas netted a hat-trick, as did Joe Bonson as the Iron put six past their opponents at the Old Show Ground, with only two as reply.
Sky Bet odds...
We've taken a look at the latest Sky Bet odds ahead of the League One campaign to see how the bookmakers think the Tangerines will fare in 2017-18.
Correct as of June 12, 2017
For this and other odds visit skybet.com/scunthorpe.