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McPhillips: Will Be Some Changes

Interim Manager Previews Accrington Stanley Fixture

24 August 2018

Terry McPhillips says the Blackpool team is likely have changes for the visit of Accrington Stanley, though not as many as in midweek.

Pool’s interim boss made seven for Blackpool’s victory against Coventry City, with many of those coming in to the starting line-up and impressing.

“I don’t see it being as many changes on Saturday, but there will be some changes,” McPhillips confirmed. “In every game the lads have played they’re getting assessed, and we’ve now got Liam Feeney and the lads coming back from injury, so it’s really competitive.”

Despite the rotation of the squad, Blackpool’s defensive solidarity has remained intact with three clean sheets from the opening four league fixtures.

“They’ve been superb in that respect, and now we’ve just got to be a bit better in the final third,” he said. “There are signs that’s coming, and I was delighted for Cully and Joe Dodoo on Tuesday night.”

This weekend’s visitors to Bloomfield Road arrive on the back of taking seven points from a possible 12 so far, though that doesn’t surprise McPhillips given that John Coleman is in charge.

“They’re used to winning games, obviously last season they won the League Two title. Coley is a driving force and they’ve had a good start.”

As for the overall managerial situation at the Blackpool, McPhillips expects to remain in charge of first-team affairs until next weekend at least.

“I’m looking really to get to Walsall because we’ve got Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday again. We’ll get to Walsall and then hopefully there will be some progress on that,” he added.


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