Pool to keep an eye on results elsewhere

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Blackpool won’t have constant updates from Fleetwood’s clash at Crewe tomorrow, but Neil McDonald admits they’ll be more than aware of the score.

The Seasiders need to beat Posh and hope for a Crewe win at Highbury to avoid relegation for the second year running.

Defeat would likely also cost the boss his job but he’d rather thoughts be with winning themselves rather than elsewhere.

“There will be plenty of people letting us know the result,” he said.

“I’ll always remember a few years ago at Bolton on the final day we had people running down the touchline to tell us other teams had scored.

“So we’ll get to know the situation, hopefully we’ll be winning when we find out the result.

“We are concentrating totally on ourselves. It doesn’t matter how we get the win, we just need to go and win the game, it’s as simple as that.”

Blackpool have been criticised this season for their defensive style of play and haven’t scored in their last four games.

While McDonald doesn’t want his side to be operating an all-out-attack style tomorrow, he’s suggested there could be a much more attack-minded display.

He said: “We must be on the boil and the front foot as much as we can, without being gung-ho.

“We are creating chances, if we weren’t creating chances I’d be even more worried.

“But we are creating them, we just haven’t been taking them and that’s been the story of the season.”

One of Blackpool’s few victories this season came at Bloomfield Road against tomorrow’s opponents, something which gives the Pool boss hope.

“We played Peterborough off the park when we played them at home, so we have good experience of that,” said McDonald.

“We have to draw on the fact we went to Crewe, Fleetwood and Doncaster away from home and were undefeated.

“We need to get at Peterborough, we won’t be trying to keep it 0-0 and hoping to nick a late goal.

“Last week we got at Wigan at the right times and should have been one or two up.

“If we create the chances on Sunday we’ll have to stick the ball in the back of the net.”