Neil McDonald: Blackpool boss hopes Fleetwood win brings belief

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Blackpool currently sit 22nd in League One

Blackpool manager Neil McDonald is confident that their derby win over Fleetwood can give his squad belief.

The Seasiders met their local rivals in a league game for the first time and Nathan Pond's own goal was the difference between the teams.

McDonald's side had gone into the game on a seven-match losing run.

"We're not lacking heart, we're certainly playing for the shirt and we're giving everything we possibly can," he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"The last five games we haven't been good enough as we've created over 30 odd chances and haven't scored a goal.

"That should hopefully give us a bit more confidence to play the better football, as we have been doing, but not getting the results."

The goal at Bloomfield Road was the first time the Tangerines had scored in six games, with their scoring record currently five goals in the last 11 matches.

"Now we've just started to win again, hopefully that gives everybody a lift and renews everybody's belief that what we're trying to do is right," added the former West Ham assistant manager.

"Sometimes if you play really well and don't get the results, you have doubts on that."

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