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Only two second-tier sides have been involved in games with more goals than the Seasiders so far this season – Bristol City and Hull City.

There have been 51 goals in Robins’ 17 games so far this season. It’s the same number for Hull, although they have played one less game.

There have been 46 goals involved in Blackpool’s 16 league games so far this season, averaging 2.875 goals per game.

Only 26 goals have been involved in Coventry City’s games, but they have played four less than Preston due to their pitch problems earlier in the season.

CJ Hamilton and the Seasiders were at their best on Saturday

The weekend’s 4-2 win over Preston means they have been involved in four six-goal thrillers this season.

Ryan Lowe’s men had conceded just 10 times before their trip to the seaside, but their supposedly rock-solid defense was no match for Appleton’s ruthless men.

This means that 28.57% of the goals conceded by PNE this season have been scored by Blackpool.

Oddly, because Preston’s second goal was scored as an own goal, Callum Connolly has assisted in nine per cent of their goals scored this season.

In Blackpool’s last four games alone, 20 goals have been scored and conceded.

Only seven second-tier teams have scored more than Blackpool this season, but by the same token only Bristol City and Hull have scored more goals.

Involved in matches with the most goals (goals for and goals against)

City of Bristol – 51 (25+26)

Sheffield United – 42 (26+16)

City of Norwich – 41 (23+18)

Sunderland – 41 (21+20)

Middlebrough – 40 (19+21)

Hudderfield – 38 (16+22)

Birmingham- 31 (16+15)

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