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McMahon On Solid Second Debut

Posted: Sat 25 Jan 2014
Author: Mark Ridgway

The defender's thoughts on the draw with Doncaster

Tony McMahon was one of four debutants on show for Blackpool today and he put in a solid performance in the 1-1 with Doncaster.

The right-back, who joined on loan from Sheffield United on Friday, played the full 90 minutes and is now looking to kick on.

Having been a regular for The Blades this campaign, it was no problem for McMahon to slot into Barry Ferguson's side straight away.

However it to be wasn't the dream return for McMahon, whose side conceded a late equaliser and were forced to share the points with the Yorkshiremen.

"I'm just bitterly disappointed that we didn't hold on for the win," said McMahon.

"The lads battled well, I thought we were good today. We've stuck together and stopped the rot so to speak. It would have been nice to get three points, but it is something to build on.

"It's Championship football and that was the main thing for me. The lads are all together, right behind the manager, we'll stick together and keep doing what we're doing."

After not meeting his new team mates until the morning of the game, McMahon was impressive on his second debut for the club.

His deal saw Bob Harris moving to Bramall Lane at the same time, and Blackpool's new defender is hoping to make more of a stamp on the club than his last loan, which included just two appearances.

"I got the call on Friday to see if I'd come along and I jumped at the chance. My last loan was brief, just two games, so hopefully this time will be longer.

"We'll see what happens, I'm here to play football and hopefully we'll keep doing what we're doing.

"We know it's going to be a tough game (at Reading), but we'll go there and build on what we've started today."