Blackpool extended their good run of form in the League One

  • Posted on: 14 January 2016
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Blackpool extended their good run of form in the League One after managing a 2-0 win over Peterborough United.

This was the third consecutive win for the former Premier League outfit, who have been slipping down the divisions of late. Prior to this run, the prospect of relegation to League Two seemed like a distinct possibility. However, they have now managed to put themselves some breathing space from the relegation zone. Despite this victory, manager NeilMcDonald claimed that his team are far from achieving safety and their objectives in the division. He has asked them to focus much harder on getting decent results.

The most important aspect for Blackpool will be not to concede any more goals. They have not only managed three consecutive victories, but they have also kept clean sheets in these games. This will provide more confidence to the defence going forward. The team has a crucial game against Barnsley away from home the next league encounter. Mark Cullen was responsible for providing Blackpool with an early advantage while Potts scored just after the half-hour mark to provide them with a two-goal cushion, which they maintained until the end of the match. Beating a team with play-off place ambitions will provide Blackpool with enough confidence that they can sustain this run.

"I think when you play against the top teams you have to stop them from playing if you can - you have to stop the source and luckily in the two games we've changed the system it's worked for us. I thought we looked sharp, we got the first pass off and caused their defence a lot of heartache with good movement and good passing. If I'm being greedy I thought we could have scored more in the first half," said McDonald after the Peterborough win.