McDonald hails loan man Lyness

Blackpool's Dean Lyness
Blackpool's Dean Lyness

Neil McDonald is delighted Dean Lyness is finally being recognised as a top keeper at Blackpool, writes WILLIAM WATT.

The on-loan stopper shipped five goals in his first four games after joining on loan from Burton following injury to first-choice Colin Doyle.

But on Saturday Lyness made a host of top-class saves to keep a clean sheet against Fleetwood and end Pool’s run of seven defeats on the bounce.

That delighted manager McDonald, who said: “Dean was excellent. He made some really good saves. He’s a shot- stopper and he’s got really good hands.

“We are delighted Burton have let us have him to help us through our goalkeeping crisis. It’s great for him to get plaudits after conceding quite a few goals that weren’t always his fault.”

Fellow loan signing Will Aimson will remain at Bloomfield Road until January 9 after an agreement was reached with Hull City to extend his stay for a second month.

The 21-year-old defender made his only appearance to date in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat at Wigan but he has been in the squad for the last four fixtures.

His original loan was due to expire on 12 December.