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McDonald Confident In Players

28 August 2015

Manager Backs Squad To Get Results

Neil McDonald is confident his players will turn the corner and get the right result required to kick-start their season this weekend.

The manager says his side is one win away from pushing on and climbing up the table, providing positive spells in games last the full duration.

"I'm confident that the players will get the result that they require and the confidence will push the performances on," McDonald said. "Performances on the whole have been quite good, we just need to make them a bit better over the 90 minutes."

The test this weekend comes in the form of high-flying Walsall, sitting second in the League One table after an unbeaten start to the season. However, McDonald has seen enough to know that Blackpool can cause plenty of problems for the opposition.  

"I went to their game the other night against Brighton and they played very well, they're a hard working team so it's going to be a difficult game for us," he continued.

"We've got to exploit their weaknesses, which they have, and defend a little bit better to try and get that clean sheet. We'll certainly have a go, like we did against Burton in the first-half when we overran them and created chances, but we have to stick the ball in the back of the net. If we can put the two together then we'll certainly have a great chance."

Fresh from signing a professional contract, Bright Osayi-Samuel is expected to retain his place in the team alongside fellow youth team graduate Henry Cameron. The pair have been shining lights so far, with the manager keen to praise and protect them.

"Bright has impressed in the games and hopefully he's got a bright future, and Henry has probably been our best player this season. There will be big expectations on them but they can't just carry the team, the rest of the lads have got to stand up and be counted. They have done in patches, but we need to do it over the 90 minutes like I've said before.

"They're playing well, they're full of confidence and until I see that drops off, then I might have to pull them out, give them a bit of a rest and put them back in again. That's my way of thinking at the moment, but they're both playing well," he added.

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