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McDonald Pleased With Strike Partnership

7 April 2016

Manager On Cullen and Blyth Combination

Neil McDonald says Jacob Blyth's arrival at Blackpool has helped free Mark Cullen up to hit top form again.

The manager, who watched both strikers score in a 2-0 win against Southend United last weekend, is pleased with how the partnership is progressing.

"The partnership has been really good. Our attacking play has got better and we're putting our chances in the back of the net," McDonald insisted.

"Jacob's come in and taken a little bit of pressure off Mark by letting him have that bit of freedom. He's a strong lad, he holds that ball up well and he flicks it on. He's a goalscorer as well and I thought he took his goal well against Southend last Saturday."

Mark Cullen put in a Man of the Match display against The Shrimpers and now sits on nine goals for the season. 

"Mark's feeling good about himself, he's gone through a barren run and worked extremely hard to get back to where he was. He's scored two in two now, which is great.
 
"Both him and Jacob will need to keep playing well though because Jack's fit now and he'll be putting pressure on the two who've got the shirt at the moment."  

The return of Jack Redshaw to the Blackpool bench last weekend further strengthens the squad options currently available to the manager, with only Henry Cameron a long-term absentee.

"We've almost got a fully-fit squad and that's good at this time of the season. Everybody wants to play.

"We're in good form at the moment and we're winning football matches. Everybody is feeling good about themselves and we're looking forward to the game against Colchester," the manager added.

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