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McDonald Considers Wide Options

22 October 2015

Dilemma Ahead of Crewe Fixture

Neil McDonald says he may freshen up Blackpool's options on the wings for the game against Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.

The manager was pleased with the impacts of Bright Osayi-Samuel and Jarrett Rivers off the bench against Millwall on Tuesday, while Henry Cameron has started in 12 games this season.

"The wide men made a difference when they came on so I might have to freshen it up there. If not, then we'll go with what we have done and see how we do," he told the official website.

"We've got three very good wingers. Henry Cameron has surprised everyone with how many games he's played and we're hoping that he gets called up for New Zealand in the coming international break. That will be fantastic for not only him and his family but also for Blackpool."

Former Blyth Spartans player Jarrett Rivers has been restricted to just fleeting appearances since moving to the club this summer, however the 22-year-old is now over a few frustrating injury problems.

"He's put the work in and he had a fine performance, even though he felt he could have done a little better, against Port Vale and he contributed on Tuesday by getting at the full-back, which we want people to do. He comes into contention for Saturday," McDonald continued.

"He's come into full-time training, which has been difficult for him because he's had a couple of niggly injuries. It looks as though he's free from them now and hopefully we'll see the best from him."

Another area of the pitch where the manager has something of a dilemma is at right-back, with loan signing Hayden White impressing in the absence of Emmerson Boyce. 
"Emmerson has done really well at right-back all season and young Hayden has come in and I thought his debut was excellent, so I'll have a problem there," he added.

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