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McDonald: Let's Turn Things Around

27 November 2015

Manager Previews Fleetwood Fixture

Neil McDonald hopes Blackpool can turn their fortunes around when they host Fylde Coast neighbours Fleetwood Town tomorrow. 

The two teams meet for the first time in league competition and the manager says the fixture is an ideal one, as the players look to bounce back from a tough run of results. 

"It's a great game for us to have, especially at home," he told the official website. "We're on a losing streak at the moment and it's the perfect time to turn it round.

"They've had a fantastic last few years, up through non-league to where they are at the moment. We have to make sure that we send them home not very happy.

"I certainly want our crowd to get behind our team and make it intimidating for Fleetwood because they haven't played here in a league game before."

The visitors arrive on the back of two victories, however form doesn't always count in games considered 'derbies'.  

"We're on a losing streak, they're on a winning streak so hopefully the form does go out the window. Derbies are blood and thunder, determination and concentration is required and you need to make the right decisions all the time," McDonald said.

Blackpool head into the match looking to rediscover a goalscoring touch, having created plenty of chances against Southend and Port Vale. 

"I think we've dominated both games but we just haven't put the ball in the back of the net, and we've been punished because of that," he said. "To come away from the last two games with no points has been very disappointing.

"The confidence is still there, we're still playing some really good football, we just need to stick the ball in the back of the net." 

In his attempts to add goals to the team the manager has bolstered his squad with the addition of West Ham United striker Elliot Lee, who could well make his debut against The Cod Army. 

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