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McDonald: Be On Our 'A' Game

19 February 2016

Manager Discusses Swindon Town Fixture

Neil McDonald says Blackpool must be on their 'A' game and exploit any opportunities that present themselves at Swindon Town tomorrow.

The manager is looking for the players to replicate the form shown on the road in performances against Coventry City, Wigan Athletic and Walsall.

Determined to improve on the points tally currently amassed away from Bloomfield Road, McDonald is well aware of the challenge facing his side this weekend. 

"We're going to be up against team that is coming off the back of a good away win. They're a very good footballing team and they keep possession of that ball," he said.

"Sometimes they play in the wrong areas so hopefully we can catch them out. If we can hit our 'A' game, which we have done on a couple of occasions in away games, then we've got to take our chances when they come along and stick the ball in the back of the net to punish the opposition."

The Seasiders will hope to receive more space to counter attack at the County Ground, following a couple of games at home where the visitors have stifled things somewhat.

"The opposition have been coming here over the last few games knowing our home form has been very good, so they've been quite cagey and tried to close the space down. We've exploited a few of them but unfortunately on Tuesday night against Oldham we couldn't break that system down.

"Swindon will have to come out and play and that will hopefully leave us a little bit more space," he insisted.

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