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McDonald: Clean Sheets Key

11 March 2016

Manager Previews Coventry City Fixture

Neil McDonald insists defensive solidarity will be key to Blackpool's push for divisional safety in League One.

The Seasiders' best results this season have come on the back of keeping things tight against the opposition, with clean sheets against the likes of Wigan Athletic, Scunthorpe United and Gillingham providing platforms to victories. 

"We've conceded far too many goals in recent weeks. We've been working extremely hard on the training field, as the boys have done all season, to try and put that right," McDonald said.

"If you look at our results when we've kept clean sheets, we've had a good return. We need to get back to that and we must put the ball in the back of the net, which has been a problem all season."

Quick to put last weekend's result at Millwall to bed, the players are looking forward to a home game against Coventry City following a productive meeting. 

"We did a review and a feedback session after the weekend and the players know the situation that we're in at the moment. We've got 11 games to put that right.

"We have to be on top of our game now for the rest of the season, as we look to pick up as many points as we possibly can.

"Coventry are a good team, they've got some good players and we'll have to deal with their danger men. If we can deal with their danger men, then we've got a good chance of taking some points."

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