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McDonald: Worthy Winners

24 October 2015

Manager Pleased With Victory

Neil McDonald was pleased to see Blackpool make it six games unbeaten with a disciplined performance and victory against Crewe Alexandra. 

The Seasiders had to bide their time and be patient against a side renowned for keeping things tight, however the ante was upped in the second-half as Hayden White and Jack Redshaw found the net.

"There was a little bit of frustration because we couldn't get the ball off Crewe and they passed it well. They passed it in front of us and never really got in behind us, so I was quite comfortable with that," the manager told the official website.

"In the second-half I just asked them to move the ball on a little bit quicker, move themselves a little bit quicker and up the tempo a touch. We certainly did that and we've come out of it worthy winners."

The manager called for more expression in the final third ahead of the game and that came on the back of Hayden White's 65th minute breakthrough.

"Once we scored the first one obviously Crewe had to come out a little bit and try and take a few more chances. We certainly exploited the spaces very well and I think we should have scored more than the two goals we did in the second-half."

The result ensured that Blackpool moved out of the bottom four and kept up an impressive run of form in the month of October. 

"We're in a better position than we were when the game started, and that's four points from two games which is an excellent return. There's still lots and lots to do, though."

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