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McDonald Pleased With Fightback

19 September 2015

Manager On Barnsley Point

Neil McDonald believes his side showed great character to come from behind, and recover from a poor first-half performance, to earn their first home point of the season against Barnsley.

Substitute Jack Redshaw earned Blackpool a share of the spoils in a much improved second period, after McDonald had rung the changes.

It was the first time Pool had recovered from falling behind to earn a point, so McDonald sees it as a point gained. 

“No matter what level you play at, if you come from behind it feels like a good point,” McDonald said. “We came back from the jaws of defeat after a really poor first-half.

“After the personnel and system change it showed what sort of team we are if we get the ball down. If we stop the opposition playing it gives us a chance to get into the final third.

“The only slight disappointment was that we didn’t get all three points, but we’ll certainly take a point after the first-half performance.”

Redshaw helped flip a negative first-half performance after coming off the bench at the break, and his smart finish was the highlight of a much improved performance. 

“Jack took his goal really well and I thought he was our star player in the second-half. We tried to feed him the ball and get him into the pockets where he can hurt people.

“He got on the ball in the right areas, turned and got us on the front foot. He and Kwame (Thomas) were excellent in the second-half. 

“Jack got on the ball and Kwame put his body on the line, and tried to stop their centre halves from having loads of time on the ball,” he added. 

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