Blackpool will have to beat Fleetwood on Saturday if they want to keep their survival hope alive.
The Blackpool manager, Neil McDonald has admitted that this is one of the biggest challenges of his career and that they will need to get a result on Saturday.
Blackpool hopes of staying in League One was boosted by Fleetwood’s defeat at Millwall as well as Shrewsbury loss against Sheffield United.
Despite being the head coach of Bolton Academy, Jimmy Phillips is not going to be easily dishing out senior team debuts to the players.
Phillips presently has the additional charge of Bolton’s senior team too after Neil Lennon left the post.
And, many believe as he has helped many youngsters grow through the Academy, he would take this opportunity to give them a bit of exposure at the bigger level.
However, according to Phillips, he might look to try out a few, but, only those whom he would be pretty sure about that this is the right moment to promote them.
Neil McDonald reckons after getting on the score-sheet twice, there was no way that Blackpool should have come back empty handed from the County Ground where they faced Swindon Town.
The Pool had got themselves leading on two occasions in the game, but, not only, Swindon neutralized the lead both times, they ended up striking the eventual winner in the 88th minute of the game.
Blackpool have finally started climbing up the table after their third consecutive clean sheet at home against Gillingham.
This clean sheet helped the home team get a 1-0 win, which is of great importance especially since it came against a team chasing promotion. Gillingham are second in the table, but they have been looking frail of late. Just two wins in the last four matches meant that Blackpool were in with a chance to get something out of the match. After having stayed unbeaten in the last four matches, Neil McDonald was confident of the same.
Blackpool extended their good run of form in the League One after managing a 2-0 win over Peterborough United.
Manager of League One outfit Barnsley, Lee Johnson has claimed that he is extremely happy to have returned to pre-season after a spell of holidays.
Blackpool have been conducting their training sessions at Bloomfield Road in recent times due to the redevelopment work being undertaken at the training ground.
Neil McDonald has begun the task of getting Blackpool back into the Championship.
The club were relegated after finishing bottom of the Championship in a highly disappointing campaign. Even though they were a Premier League outfit only a few years ago, bad management by the board has resulted in this extraordinary decline. The club has had six managers in just two and a half years and this is a perfect example of the gross mismanagement. However, McDonald is confident that he will be able to put together a promotion challenge with the right group of players.
Blackpool FC started off the 2014-15 Football Championship League by sustaining a 2-0 defeat against Nottingham Forest and things did not get any better as the season progressed and the only results that the team of Lee Clark could secure were either defeats or losses and it wasn’t until October 3 when the first victory was snatched as Blackpool claimed their first victory of the season with a 1-0 triumph over Cardiff City.
The manager of Blackpool FC, Lee Clark, reckons all the criticism that Jamie O’Hara has had to deal with over the last one year has fired him up and he is eager to prove a point to his critics.
O’Hara had fallen down the pecking order at Wolverhampton Wanderers the previous season because of poor fitness.
He was also criticized for not being serious about his game.
The Wolves even tried to get rid of him during the winters of 2014, but, there were no interests from the Championship or even the league one clubs.