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McDonald: Build On Chesterfield Performance

4 March 2016

Manager Looks Ahead To Millwall Game

Neil McDonald is looking for Blackpool to build on their performance at Chesterfield and pick up valuable points at Millwall tomorrow.

The manager, enthused by the display in midweek, wants to see his side become more ruthless in front of goal and finish games off when taking the lead.

"We're going to Millwall in good spirits after a fantastic performance at Chesterfield, we just need to put that ball in the back of the net and finish the game off, which we didn't do on Tuesday night. It was a good performance, but we were really disappointed that we only got a point," the manager said.

A change in system for that game appeared to bring the best out of a number of individuals, most notably Brad Potts, however McDonald remains coy on his plans for a second consecutive match away from home.

"Jim and David complemented Brad in letting him drive forward and then backed him up. That seemed to work on the night, but whether we go for that again remains to be seen."

The Seasiders head into the game at Millwall looking to move on the right side of the line once more, with the focus solely on the club's own results.  

"Forget about anybody else, we have to try and pick up as many points as we possibly can, certainly wins. If you can get a couple of wins then it takes you right up the league, and that's what we aim to do."

Blackpool could hand a debut to new signing Liam Smith at The Den following his loan move from Newcastle United, and he's a player the manager rates.

"He's been training with the Newcastle first-team on a regular basis for quite a long time now and has almost got into the team. I think he'd have got into the team if Newcastle hadn't have been in their position. They've signed a couple of players that have just knocked him down the pecking order and want him to come out. I've seen him on a couple of occasions and have been impressed with what he can do," he added.

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