New boss gets down to business

McDonald - checking in
McDonald - checking in
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Blackpool manager Neil McDonald was quickly down to business as he arrived at Bloomfield Road for his full day in charge.

He is pictured arriving at the ground to address media outlets about his plans for the club after being appointed earlier this week.

McDonald has come to Blackpool after serving as assistant boss to Sam Allardyce at Premier League club West Ham and faces a major task following the club’s relegation to League One.

On his arrival, McDonald said: “I’m very excited.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for someone to come in and try to turn bad results into good results.

“The long term is to try and get back into the Championship, but there’s stepping stones in trying to do that.

“Short term we’ve got to try and recruit as many players as we can and as good as we can and to mix them in with the player’s we’ve already got.

“That’s happening now, we’ve been on the phone non-stop since I joined a couple of days ago.

“We’ve had a couple of good responses and we’re hopeful we can set things up as soon as we can.”

“Then we’ve got to try and get the team to gel and get down to the business of trying to win football matches.

“The fans want to see their team win and they haven’t seen that in quite a while.

“It’s my job to try and win and put a smile on their face.”