McDonald calls on Oyston to get busy after ban

Blackpool manager Neil McDonald
Blackpool manager Neil McDonald
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Karl Oyston could be busy on his return from a six-week football ban next week, with manager Neil McDonald demanding more new faces.

Blackpool have failed to win either of their games this season and the manager described his side as “totally rubbish” in Tuesday’s 3-0 Capital One Cup hammering at League Two club Northampton.

And the Pool boss admits his squad still needs a couple of new faces before the transfer deadline.

McDonald said: “I hope to have some new faces in, maybe not before the weekend but before the end of August. I’m going to need two or three in to help the squad.”

Chairman Oyston’s FA ban for misconduct ends next Tuesday, when Pool are at home to Burton Albion.

And McDonald says that Pool, who next play Rochdale at Bloomfield Road on Saturday, need to regroup.

He said: “There’s always damage to repair when you get beaten, especially in the manner we did in the first half on Tuesday (the Cobblers scored all three goals in an eight-minute spell).

“But we improved in the second half, worked better and created some chances.That’s what I’ll cling on to.

“We need to get back to how we did against Colchester, and if we do that we’ll give ourselves a chance on Saturday.”