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McDonald: Momentum at Home

13 November 2015

Manager Relishing Return To Bloomfield Road Action

Neil McDonald will look for his players to keep up some momentum on home soil when Doncaster Rovers visit tomorrow.

The Seasiders are unbeaten in their last five league games at Bloomfield Road and the manager is set to welcome back a number of faces.  

"It's the strongest team I can pick and we'll be looking forward to carrying on our excellent form at home and pick up more points," he told the official website. "We've got 11 out of 15 so far, after a poor start losing our first three games.

"We've got the momentum at home and it's been great to send our fans, who have been very patient and supportive, home happy after the last five home games."

Seven goals have been scored in those five games, with penalties given in favour of the team in the last two fixtures at Bloomfield Road.  

"We might have been getting a couple of penalties, but you actually get the penalties by creating chances and putting the defence under pressure. We're certainly doing that."

Jack Redshaw and Mark Cullen sit top of the Blackpool charts with five goals each, however the manager is demanding more from the whole side.  

"They'll both put their hands up saying that they could have scored more with the chances that we've had," he said. "Brad Potts has come up with two and Clark Robertson has got a couple now. We need other players to contribute, but we also need the team to create chances for whoever that might be.

"We need to be a little bit more clinical to put that ball in the back of the net, to try and get that first goal and to try and score goals to win games."

Tomorrow's opposition arrive with a new manager recently appointed in Darren Ferguson. The task for Blackpool will be to stop the visitors from finding any sort of rhythm.  

"When a new manager comes in there's always a change, everybody ups their game to impress the new manager. They've got some good players and whether they're in a false position or not, they are where they are. We have to try and take advantage of the new manager coming in and hopefully being still unsure on his methods and the way he wants to play. We need to express ourselves as we have done in the last four or five games at home," McDonald added.

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