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McDonald: Good Competition

15 June 2015

Manager On New Goalkeepers

Neil McDonald is backing new goalkeepers Colin Doyle and Kyle Letheren to bring out the best in each other at Blackpool.

The pair will go head-to-head this season in an effort to be the regular stopper between the sticks, and that's the sort of competition the manager wants.

"It’s going to be really good competition for both of them," the manager said. "They’ve both got stature and they’re both really good shot stoppers, and they command the area very well. It will be good competition between them two to see who is going to be number one.

"That’s us all sorted now on the goalkeeping front, it’s now about trying to recruit the outfield players in different positions to try and bring the squad together."

The first outfield player signed so far by the manager is Carlisle United midfielder Brad Potts, a 20-year-old with a big future ahead of him.

"I saw him play this season against Wimbledon and he actually scored that day and I was well impressed. My best friend, who is the academy director and used to be the youth coach there, spoke very highly of him," he revealed.

"He's a young midfield player who has got lots and lots of promise. He’s got lots and lots of progress to do and I’m certainly going to help him with that on the training field."

Attentions now turn to adding further new faces to the squad in time for pre-season, with a few more expected to arrive this week.

"We’ve got a few irons in the fire and are trying to get answers. The response that I’ve had so far has been really good and we’re looking to bring in at least two this week.

"We still need to strengthen and we still need plenty of players so we'll be on the phone all the time, all the way until we come in on the 29 June," he added. 




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