Blackpool take on 2nd placed Walsall at home tomorrow as the Seasiders look to pick up their first 3 points of the season.
Walsall haven’t lost a game so far, winning 3 league games and drawing one and can go top with a win tomorrow.
McDonald’s side will be in for a tough game tomorrow as the squad remains the same as it against Sheffield United, with no new additions being brought in as of yet.
McDonald told the official site: ‘I went to their game the other night against Brighton and they played very well, they’re a hard working team so it’s going to be a difficult game for us. We’ve got to exploit their weaknesses, which they have, and defend a little bit better to try and get that clean sheet.’
Saddlers boss Stephen Smith told their official site: ‘”It`s been a difficult time for the football club there. Neil McDonald`s come in at the start of the season, and they`ve had a tough start. He`ll have seen enough so far to suggest that they can turn things around.
“We watched them at Sheffield United (their last match) and they were in the game until the first goal around 65th minute so it just shows that they`ve gone and competed against one of the biggest club in the league. They`ve got a lot of players who are quite capable of causing problems to any team; we`ll have to be at our best.”
Blackpool Team News:
Colin Doyle and John Herron will again miss out through injury but Jack Redshaw could return to the starting lineup. Jarret Rivers could also make his first league start this season.
Pool will likely return to a 4-4-2 with Jones and Robertson at the back and Potts and McAlister in midfield. Mark Cullen will be hoping to add to his two goals this season.
Player to watch: Mark Cullen
The striker will need to be on top form tomorrow if Pool are to break down the Walsall defence, who have performed very well this season.
Walsall Team News:
Walsall have no new injury worries so will look to name a similar side to what they have in every game. Tom Bradshaw will likely start up front with Milan Lalkovic in midfield. Both players can cause trouble for a Pool defence which hasn’t performed well this season.
Player to watch: Tom Bradshaw
The striker has scored 5 goals already this season and will look to add to his tally against the Seasiders.
Match Facts & Stats
The last meeting between the two was in 2006 with Blackpool winning the game 2-0. However, Walsall have the better head to head record with 18 wins to Pool’s 15.
3-1 Walsall. Pool have lost their last four and Walsall have had a great start, the Tangerines could be in for a tricky afternoon.