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McPhillips: Capitalise On Chances

Manager Looks For Clinical Edge

21 September 2018

Manager Terry McPhillips has called on his players to make the most of their dominant spells in games in order to extend an eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

The Seasiders have created a host of opportunities in recent fixtures that could have made victories a little more comfortable. 

"I think the lads just like to make it exciting," he joked. "We could do with really sticking away some of these really good chances we’re creating, but the good news is we’re creating them. We practiced again on Tuesday and Thursday at finishing them off, and I’m hoping on Saturday we can do just that.

"We need to try and give ourselves a cushion, if you like, when we’re dominating and score a couple of these chances. That would be good."

One or two changes are expected for the visit of Luton Town tomorrow, with Donervon Daniels serving the first of a three-match suspension. A late decision will also be made on the availability of Harry Pritchard. 

"I just think Harry jarred his back. He landed on his back and was in a bit of pain. We’ll see how he gets on with the physio and if he can be in contention.

“I think he’s done really well. He came as a wide man, having played wide in the conference, but we’ve asked him to play midfield and number 10. Wherever we’ve asked him to play, he’s been dangerous. You can see why he scored his goals in the conference because he just keeps getting in there."

Just two points separate Blackpool and Luton in the league table, with McPhillips expecting a tough game against The Hatters. 

"We’ve got to impose ourselves on them," he said. "Everybody that has come to Bloomfield Road has had a hard game, and I’m sure they’re watching us and looking at who they might have to stop.

"There’ll be some problems to solve, I’m sure, but if the lads can keep up the same commitment, effort and the football we’re playing, then we’ll give anyone a game."

  


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