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McDonald Delighted With Redshaw Arrival

10 July 2015

Manager On Acquisition of Striker

Neil McDonald is looking forward to seeing new striker Jack Redshaw in action for Blackpool after finally getting his man.

Having tracked the former Manchester City academy graduate for several weeks, the manager was understandably delighted to seal a deal with Morecambe for his services.   

"We've been chasing him for a few weeks now and we've finally got it over the line," he said. "He's a goalscorer and hopefully he'll get a lot of chances because that's what we'll be looking to do, create a lot of chances for our forwards to stick in the back of the net.

"I've seen him on a few occasions and I like what I saw, he's very mobile and he adds to what we've already brought to the club in Mark Cullen. He said his farewells at Morecambe this morning and joined us for a little bit of a training session this afternoon."

The fee agreed for Redshaw comes on the back of financial outlays for Brad Potts and Mark Cullen, with the trio having scored 34 goals between them last season.

While Potts will look to contribute from midfield, the main focus will be on the two forwards to surpass double figures in tangerine shirts.

"Sometimes it's difficult to recruit centre-forwards and I've been lucky as a new manager to be able to bring two in and pay money for them both. These fellas can score goals and that gives you a chance to win games."

All the new arrivals will be in action at Lancaster City tomorrow in Blackpool's first friendly of pre-season, a game the manager feels his players are ready for.  

"They've worked extremely hard, we've even had a double session today so they'll feel a little bit tired going into the game. We've worked on a bit of shape and roles and responsibilities, and I want to see that more than anything in the performance tomorrow at Lancaster. We need to make sure that we don't get any injuries because we've been working for two weeks now without any. 

"It will be a game where they can express themselves, but at the same time it's a fitness hit. I'll be pushing and trying to help the players become better than they were when they arrived and get better than when they were here in the past," he added.

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