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McAlister: The Place Is Jumping

24 October 2015

Scot's Reaction To Another Win

Jim McAlister was impressed by how Blackpool handled the rare tag of ‘favourites’, after they defeated Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.

The Seasiders were forced to be patient against The Railwaymen, but finally ground them down and moved themselves out of the bottom four in the process.

McAlister put in a typically hard-working shift himself, but was delighted with how the whole side equipped themselves.

“I think today is the first game where the pressure was probably on us,” said McAlister. “Crewe were bottom of the league and could have drew level with us, but on the other hand we've put six points between each other.

“As the game went on we got stronger. We were maybe a wee bit flat at times, but I think the end result shows how well the players handled it. 

“The place is jumping. Obviously you come off the park hoping you’re out of the bottom four and now we can start looking up the league.”

Neil McDonald’s men made it six games unbeaten with victory and now McAlister hopes they can build on this, after they leapfrogged Doncaster and Barnsley to move above the dotted line. 

“It was up to us to try and break the walls down, it took us a week bit to get there but we kept plugging away and got the rewards.

“We’re not conceding goals and taking pride in clean sheets. Everyone’s pulling in the same direction, it was a whole new squad in the summer and was always going to take time. 

“It maybe took a wee bit longer than people would have hoped for, but hopefully we can build on this in the weeks coming,” he added.  

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