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McDonald: Really Good Performance

28 March 2016

Manager Thrilled With Victory at Doncaster

Neil McDonald was full of praise for a strong Blackpool performance, as Mark Cullen's late strike secured all three points at Doncaster Rovers.

The manager watched on as his side extended their unbeaten run to three games with another crucial victory against a rival in the battle to retain League One status.

"The players have handled the pressure really well over the last three games, that's seven out of nine points now and includes a brilliant return from two away games," McDonald beamed. 

"The goal marked off a really good performance. I thought first-half we maybe should have been one or two goals up with the chances that we had, but we didn't take them. It took us almost right until the end to get the goal and a thoroughly deserved victory."

The winning strike came in the 87th minute and ensured that Mark Cullen re-opened his account with his eighth goal of the season.

"It was deserved, he's worked very hard again with Jacob Blyth," the manager said. "We had some good chances and didn't take them but we had that little bit of luck with the deflection, which we certainly earned.

"The fans were brilliant as well, they egged us on right until the end and have gone home very, very happy."

Attentions now turn to back-to-back home games against Southend United and Colchester United, with Jack Redshaw set to be assessed after missing the match at The Keepmoat Stadium. 

"He's got a little bit of a hip injury which he got against Crewe anyway. We'll see how that responds to treatment during the week." 

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