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McPhillips: Big Week Ahead

Manager Looking Forward To Upcoming Fixtures

23 November 2018

Terry McPhillips says Blackpool’s match against Burton Albion tomorrow kicks off the start of a big week for his side.

The fixture at Bloomfield Road will swiftly be followed up by a midweek trip to Doncaster Rovers in the league and then an Emirates FA Cup tie at Solihull Moors on Friday.

The Seasiders head into those games on the back of four consecutive victories, however complacency will be firmly guarded against.

“Football has a nasty habit of kicking you up the backside if you give it any disrespect, so we won’t be disrespecting any of the games, but we’ve got a big week, and we know that,” the manager said.

“I’m sure we’ll rotate the squad a little bit. The next game is Burton though and that’s the most important one, so we want to win that one first.”

The opposition, recently relegated from The Championship, will prove a stern test in a game that McPhillips expects to be quite expansive.

“We’ve got a tough game against Burton – a good team with a good manager – because they were a Championship team last season, but we’re looking forward to it.

“We’ve watched them and they play good stuff, they play expansive and like to get numbers forward. I think it’s fair to say that it should be quite an exciting game.”

The dilemma from a Blackpool point of view is whether or not to stick with the 3-5-2 formation that brought success at Southend United last time out.

“It’s definitely something we’ve got the personnel for and it gets us two up front. We will be using it again, but whether that’s on Saturday or not, I don’t know yet,” McPhillips added.


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