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McDonald On Selection Dilemma

24 September 2015

Manager Mulling Over System

Neil McDonald admits to having a selection headache ahead of Saturday’s trip to Shrewsbury Town, but it’s a situation he’s happy to have.

Blackpool have impressed with one up front on the road in recent weeks, but the manager has a decision to make after switching the personnel and system at half-time to good effect last week.

“It’s given me food for thought,” he said. “I’ve got plenty of options. I can change it to two up top and one behind, like I did against Barnsley, or I could go with a straight two and really get at them from the wings.

“It remains to be seen which way we’ll go, we’ve tried both on the training ground and we’ll see which one we eventually pick on Saturday. We need to win games and score a few more goals, so we might be a bit more adventurous – watch this space.”

The Seasiders have scored in all but one of their away games in League One this season, but McDonald says the hard work on the training ground has focused on getting the correct balance.

“We’re trying to get the right balance between attacking and defending. We look a bit more solid now, away from home especially, and we’ve got to make sure we don’t concede. 

“If we create lots of chances to stick the ball in the back of the net it gives us a good chance of winning the game,” he added. 

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