Pressure’s building, admits Blackpool boss

Neil McDonald
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Neil McDonald admits Blackpool have put themselves under pressure with their poor start to the League One season.

The Seasiders are third-bottom with just one point to their name after three games.

And with a tough trip to Sheffield United this Saturday, the Pool boss knows it’s been a far from ideal start to his Bloomfield Road reign.

McDonald said: “The league is going to be difficult. In the three games we’ve played so far we’ve only managed to take a point, so we are under pressure.

“We’ve put ourselves under pressure. We should have beaten Colchester, taken a point against

Rochdale and won against Burton – but should and could are very big words.

“We have to learn quickly that when we are on top we have to finish teams off.

“And when we can’t get our passing game together, we have to shut up shop. That’s what we have to do better.”

Pool lost at home for the second time in four days on Tuesday, when Burton came from behind to stretch Blackpool’s winless run beyond the 200 day mark.

And McDonald revealed the Brewers’ second-half comeback took its toll on his young squad.

He added: “The players were all feeling sorry for themselves after the game. It was a huge shock to them but they’ve had constructive criticism since.

“I’ll probably make some changes for Sheffield on Saturday, I’d imagine.

“There’s no question mark about fitness. We just didn’t pass the ball well enough against Burton and we made too many mistakes.”