Colin Hendry's injury woes continue as his side prepares to welcome Colchester to Bloomfield Road on Sunday.

The Seasiders manager is set to have five players unavailable to him on Saturday - and every one of them is a striker. Keigan Parker is suspended while Tommy Wright, Matt Shaw, John Murphy and Matt Blinkhorn are also highly doubtful, leaving Scott Vernon as the only fit frotnman left. Youth team hot shot, Sean Patterson, is likely to earn a call-up to the squad.

At least it gives the strikers plenty of time to swot up on the latest colourful interpretations of the offside law as demonstrated by referee, Ray Olivier at Swansea on Saturday.

It appears to work like this. A striker can do whatever he wants, as long as he doesn't touch the ball.

With nine minutes remaining, the Seasiders had shown their characteristic defensive resolve to keep hold of a valuable point at the league leaders.

But midfielder Leon Britton found a way through in bizarre fashion. His through ball was clearly aimed for Lee Trundle, stood a mile offside and, not surprisingly, the linesman lifted his flag.

But Trundle stepped over the ball and shepherded it as it trickled goalwards, standing bang in the way of Peter Clarke as he struggled to clear the ball off the line.

Mr Olivier let it go - but the feeling is that controversy over this latest rewriting of the offside rule has a long way to run.

Trundle, Swansea's star man, opened the scoring with a thundering shot from the edge of the area on 20 minutes.

But the seasiders were never out of it and Keigan Parker's fourth of the season, struck, a little fortunately, between Willy Gueret's legs, levelled things, although Adebayo Akinfenwa did put he Swans back in front before the break.

However, with 20 minutes left, Ciaran Donnelly's header levelled things and Blackpool looked to be on course for another good point on the road.

However, Mr Olivier's decision to take centre stage finally denied them the points.

Young Leeds midfielder, Ian Morris, who made a promising start to the Swansea game, may keep his place next Sunday, although Hendry may again be tempted to alter his line up for the visit of Colchester, who are currently level on points with the Seasiders on 14.

l A loan bid for controversial Millwall midfielder, Sammy Igoe, fell through at the last minute last Friday. The former Swindon ace had been expected to join the Seasiders before the Swansea game, but instead chose to stay and fight for his place at the New Den.

l There was more bad news on the injury front for Blackpool when youngster Phil Doughty suffered a badly broken leg in a youth team match on Saturday. Doughty, who was expected to press for a place in the first team squad this season, is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.