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McDonald: Still In There Fighting

28 April 2016

Manager On Blackpool's Quest To Stay Up

Neil McDonald says Blackpool are still in there fighting ahead of a decisive fixture against Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

The Seasiders head into the match aiming to lift themselves back above the line in League One, knowing a win against the league leaders would help them do just that.  

"We're still in there fighting. It doesn't get any easier as the games come along, we're playing Wigan who are top of the league but we've watched them over the season and already beaten them 1-0 earlier in the season. We're certainly looking to win the game."

The fixture at Bloomfield Road kicks-off at 12.30pm, two-and-a-half hours before several other teams at the bottom. It's a scenario the manager is content with. 

"We won't have whispers about other teams winning so we can totally focus on the game itself. Our main aim is to win the game and put pressure on the teams in and around us," he admitted. 

"We're in this position and we have to deal with the position we're in. A win changes everything again."

Three changes were made to the side for the game at Fleetwood Town last week and bar long-term injury absentee Henry Cameron, there's a fully-fit squad to choose from this weekend. 

"Training has been good, everybody is fit and everybody wants to play, which is excellent. It's for me to pick the right team, the right formation and to make sure the players are well prepared. It's going to be a difficult game but it's not something we can't handle and not something we can't win," McDonald added.

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