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McDonald: We Moved It About Well

25 July 2015

Manager On St Johnstone win

Neil McDonald believes Blackpool’s 1-0 friendly victory over St Johnstone was the product of a successful week at their Scottish training camp.

The Seasiders return to the Fylde Coast in good spirits after a strong showing and victory thanks to Jim McAlister’s strike.

Keen to play attractive football when possible, McDonald was pleased with another successful workout for his players.

“I’ve learned that we can pass the ball when we’re under pressure,” said McDonald. “We moved it on really well and created a few chances.

“That’s the best we’ve played, both with and without the ball. I’m really pleased with their application and they’re enjoying themselves, which shows on the pitch.

“The last ten or fifteen minutes showed they don’t like getting beaten and the same with coming from behind against Ross County. They want to keep that run going.”

Midfielder McAlister has spent the week training with Blackpool, as well as starting both friendlies, and McDonald confirmed he’ll return for further examination on Monday. 

“Jim is going to come back and share next week with us. We’ll have another look and see where we’re at.

“It was a really good finish. We put a good ball into the box and he’s made a good run and got the ricochet. That set us on our way,” he added.  


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