Blackpool boss Neil McDonald relieved to end home drought

Mark Cullen
Mark Cullen scored his third goal of the season after joining from Luton in the summer

Blackpool manager Neil McDonald said it was a "relief" to end their eight-month run without a win at Bloomfield Road.

The Seasiders beat Chesterfield 2-0 in front of their fans with goals from Mark Cullen and Bradley Potts.

It ended a 14-match streak without a victory for the Tangerines at home and it also lifted them off the bottom of the League One .

"It is a massive relief, we've tried very hard to win the first home game for quite a while," said McDonald.

The 49-year-old told BBC Radio Lancashire: "I asked the players to win their individual battles and I think everybody did that.

"We've stopped the opposition from playing and getting into a rhythm and we really could have won by more."

It was only the second win of McDonald's tenure since the former West Ham assistant took over in the summer.

"We've got that inconsistency and we've set a bit of a bar today," he added. "If we can keep to that, keep that consistent performance up then we'll pick up lots and lots of points.

"We've got some players that can express themselves, players who can score goals and they certainly work hard for each other."

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