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McDonald Delighted With Steely Determination

3 October 2015

Blackpool Make It Back-To-Back Wins

Neil McDonald was full of praise for the 'steely determination' on display as Blackpool made it back-to-back wins with a 1-0 victory against Swindon Town. 

The manager watched on as his side built on Tuesday's result against Chesterfield with another performance full of guts, determination and attacking football.

"I'm really pleased with the performances but more importantly the points on the board. That's six out of six from two games at home, which is fantastic considering that we hadn't won at home for a while," he told the official website.

"The players have got that steely determination now. We're trying to express ourselves when we've got the ball and we've certainly shown that today. We created lots of chances and maybe should have scored more than one. On the defensive side we're trying to stop the opposition and if we can't we're staying nice and solid, with very few gaps for them to exploit. We've got two games on the bounce totally right."

Despite a change at the back, The Seasiders kept a clean sheet for the third time this season and frustrated the opposition. 

"The players are putting their bodies on the line and listening to the information that we've got. We've played really good teams who got to the play-offs last year and kept two clean sheets against them. That should push us on as much as we possibly can and give the players heaps and heaps of confidence."

The match winner for Blackpool was Mark Cullen, who backed up his goal against Chesterfield with his fourth of the season.

"He's been in the right place at the right time and is getting plenty of help off his team-mates to put the chances in the back of the net. Whether it's from set-plays or open play, he's a goalscorer and he took his goal really well today," McDonald added.

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