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McDonald: I'll Take Responsibility

29 August 2015

Manager Reflects On Walsall Defeat

Neil McDonald says he's determined to put things right at Blackpool after watching his side outplayed against Walsall.

The manager was quick to front up following a four-nil defeat to the top side in League One as he aims to reverse the club's fortunes.

"We were totally outplayed today," McDonald admitted. "It's my responsibility to put it right. I'll take it on the chin and look to put things right.

"It's not nice losing games and it's not nice losing goals. We have to do even more than what we're doing and put it right."

The visitors produced some fine football and proved to be an example for what Blackpool need to do better. 
    
"I thought Walsall were brilliant today, I thought they defended to a man, passed it better than us and took their chances better than us. There's lots of work to do, both on-and-off the pitch.

"In patches we've shown that we can stand up and be counted, but in other patches we're letting ourselves down. It's only with hard work that you can get through that. We've been punished but we've been outplayed today."

Ahead of the transfer window closing on Tuesday, McDonald insists that he will be actively looking to strengthen the squad with a couple of new faces.  

"We're conceding far too many goals defensively and we need a little bit of help if we can. It's not easy trying to bring players in but we'll keep on trying. We're on the phone all the time speaking to clubs, players and agents. The window obviously shuts on Tuesday but the emergency window also opens a week later. We'll look to do some business if we can."


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