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McDonald: More Of The Same

2 October 2015

Blackpool Look To Back Up Chesterfield Result

Neil McDonald has called for more of the same from his Blackpool side following a fine performance and result against Chesterfield.

The manager says the display has given the players the confidence to further express themselves ahead of this weekend's match against Swindon Town. 

"It's given everybody the confidence to try and relax a little and play some football," he told the official website. "We certainly did that right from the start with the first goal, we played some really good football and put Chesterfield under pressure and created lots of chances. We need to do that more now."

The result at Bloomfield Road on Tuesday night ended an eight-month wait for a victory on home soil, allowing a big weight to be lifted off what is a new squad this season. 

"It's a massive lift. That's five home games we've played and it's the first one we've won. There's been a history of not winning at home for some time and we've had to bear that on our shoulders. Thankfully we've got rid of it," McDonald said.

The game against Chesterfield was Blackpool's tenth in the league this season, providing an ideal time to assess the start and the outlook moving forward.

"It's been a very slow and poor start with one point out of five games, but we've got seven points out of the next five games. Eight points out of 10 games is still not good enough though and we have to improve on that. We need to push on and get as many points as we can to try and get up the league."

Tomorrow's opposition contain a number of new faces this season and have a decent record away from home so far. 

"They've had some good results and they're a good team. They got to the play-offs last year so we're going to have to be on top of our game again.

"This will be the second team we've faced that was in the play-offs last season after getting three points against Chesterfield, so that gives us plenty of confidence going into the game. We're looking forward to it," he added. 

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