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McDonald: We'll Take The Point

25 March 2016

Manager On Bury Draw

Neil McDonald says Blackpool will settle for the point against Bury this afternoon and look to improve on their performance against Doncaster Rovers on Monday.

After watching a Danny Philliskirk penalty cancelled out by Danny Mayor in a game of very few clear cut chances, the manager was in a philosophical mood when assessing the result.

"We've certainly played better than that this season and lost, so we'll take the point and look to be a lot better throughout the 90 minutes on Monday against Doncaster," McDonald said.

"We always want three at home but we certainly didn't play with a fluidity like we have been doing and didn't counter attack like we did against Crewe. We got the goal but just couldn't hang on."

The introductions of Bright Osayi-Samuel and Mark Yeates in the second-half made a difference from an attacking point of view after a slow first-half.

"We didn't play very well first-half, we tried to get the ball down but never really got it moving and never really gave ourselves a couple of chances to get up the pitch. In the second-half we upped the tempo a little bit and forced the issue, and luckily we got the penalty to give us the lead."

Blackpool's lead lasted just two minutes however, with confusion at the back leading to the leveller for the visitors. 

"We just lost that bit of concentration and communication in the aerial challenge where they've flicked it on and then scored inside our box.

"They never really caused us that many problems in the first-half or the second-half and it's disappointing to concede a goal like that."

Results elsewhere prior to tomorrow's games ensured that The Seasiders went two points clear of the relegation zone, a gap that the side will now look to extend at the Keepmoat Stadium in three days time.

"I believe Doncaster had a poor result today so they'll be smarting and will try to come at us and try to catch us, but we'll play a game-plan as much as we can to hurt them and try and come away with some points," McDonald added.

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