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McDonald Pleased With New Addition

20 November 2015

Manager On Arrival of Andy Little

Neil McDonald says Andy Little will provide something different in attack following his loan move to the club earlier this week.

The striker, who scored 34 goals in 48 appearances for Rangers prior to signing for Preston North End, joins Mark Cullen, Jack Redshaw, Kwame Thomas and Martin Paterson in the Blackpool offensive department.

"We needed a little bit more help and a little bit of a different player up top," the manager told the official website. "Hopefully if we can create the chances that we have done in the past, he might stick them in the back of the net because he's proven to do that."

Determined to recapture his best form, the 26-year-old has brought a renewed focus to training and will be aiming to debut against Southend United tomorrow.

"Everyone I've tried to bring here is trying to prove a point, which is great. He wants to come and he wants to play and that can only be good for us.

"A new signing sharpens everybody up and gives that bit of a competitive edge, and I've certainly seen that in training this week."

Blackpool go into the game at Roots Hall looking to get back on track in the league, with McDonald calling for all-round improvements.

"There will be a little bit of a tweak and a refresh, we've got everything to play for and everything to improve," he said. "Defensively we have to be a little more solid and a little bit more physical, we certainly have to stop the opposition from playing and express ourselves. When the chances come along we have to be a little bit more clinical because we had two or three really good chances against Doncaster."

In the opposite dugout this weekend will be McDonald's good friend Phil Brown, who he worked alongside with Sam Allardyce at Bolton Wanderers. 

"He's been there for two-and-a-half years and he's progressed the football club with promotion last season, and he's been given time to implement all the stuff that he likes to do. They're going to be a difficult team to play against and try and take points off, but we'll be trying our best."

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