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McDonald: Players Getting Just Rewards

24 December 2015

Manager Pleased With Recent Progress

Neil McDonald says his players are getting their just rewards from all their hard work on the training ground at the moment.

The team is currently on a three-game winning run in the league, with the most recent two victories - against Wigan Athletic and Peterborough United - seeing game-plans executed perfectly.

While that has been extremely pleasing for the manager, he's also happy to see his players picking up plaudits for their performances.

"It's about time people start talking about Blackpool in a good light, the players want to be here and are trying their best for the shirt," he said. "The players are learning as we go along because we're still a young team in its infancy that only came together at the start of the season. We're growing together and the information they're taking on board now, they're getting their just rewards from.

"We've work very hard on the training ground all the way through, right from the start of the season all the way up to now and we'll continue to do that. If we need to change the system then we work very hard at that system and the players take on board how to work it and how to do it."

The challenge on Boxing Day will be to overcome an Oldham side that has lost just one game on the road this season, having drawn eight and won two away from Boundary Park.

"They're very difficult to beat, I think they've only lost one and they've drawn quite a few games. It will be very difficult to break them down but if we keep passing and moving the ball like we have done, especially in our attacking play, then we will create chances. In the last three games we've taken those chances and we must do that against Oldham."

In terms of selection, striker Martin Paterson is expected to miss the game with a calf problem, however there's better news on Colin Doyle and Jack Redshaw.

"Colin Doyle is coming along really nicely, so we're really pleased with his progress. Jack Redshaw's shins are much better, he's starting to train again and we're hopeful he'll be involved over Christmas as well," McDonald added.

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