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McPhillips: Recruitment Is Key

Manager Making Inroads To Strengthen Squad

24 May 2019

Terry McPhillips has stressed the importance of recruitment this summer, as he closes in on a couple of new signings.

The manager has pin-pointed areas of the squad that he would like to strengthen and feels that some of that groundwork will start to come to fruition next week.

“I’m meeting agents and players every day now, having conversations and spinning plates. Recruitment is key, it’s crucial for us,” McPhillips said.

“We’ve got some spaces now and we’ve got a good base, a good foundation with the squad we’ve got.

“It’ll be nice to start signing one or two next week. These deals are never done until they’re done, but we’re certainly getting closer. There’s plenty of players out there, and the good ones are sought after.

“We’ve got a budget and we’ve got to stick to that. We’ll get the best players we can within that budget.”

Blackpool’s shortcoming last season came in the final third, where only 50 goals were scored in Sky Bet League One. That’s a particular area that needs addressing.

“That was our problem, we didn’t score enough, certainly when we were on top in games,” the manager admitted. “You need players chipping in from all over, we need more midfield players scoring and defenders going up for corners and scoring goals.

“In general play, we need more players who will help us make and score goals.”

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