Sheridan urges home comforts

Blackpool have taken MK Dons defender Gary MacKenzie on loan

until the end of the season.

The 27-year-old, who played under Alex Rae at Dundee and was

signed on a pre-contract agreement by Paul Ince at Dons back in

2010, will now go straight into the squad for the game against

Bristol City.

Meanwhile, Ince has revealed he is close to adding a new member

to his backroom staff.

“The person we are looking at is a very, very good coach,” he

told the

Blackpool Gazette.

“I like to do a bit of coaching myself, but mainly on a Thursday

and Friday – that’s when I come into my own.

“At the moment I don’t think the players have been coached


“Sometimes, when you manage, you see players making mistakes and

you ask them why? They tell you they haven’t been told what to


The 20-year-old has seen his chances limited at the KC Stadium

since Steve Bruce arrived in the summer.

He spent time with Burnley earlier in the season, but he now he

has been snapped up by Blackburn as they look to mount a late

charge towards the play-offs.

Stewart’s agent Peter Morrison of the James Grant Group,

confirmed that the deal had been concluded.

“He has signed a deal until the end of the season,” Morrison

told Sky Sports.

“This is a fantastic move and opportunity for him, to sign for a

massive club such as Blackburn.

“They have huge ambition and highly respected top young manager

and the chance for Cameron to be a part of that was too good an

opportunity for him to turn down.”

The Pilgrims have launched an initiative, titled ?BigForBarnet,

which has seen entrance prices slashed and a number of deals

introduced including free entry for children in a bid to pack out

the ground.

And Sheridan, whose side head into the game rock bottom of the

Football League, knows their form has to improve in front of their

own supporters having overseen just one home win since taking


“We need to be a lot better at home,” he said. “We need to be

courageous and brave and take charges. We need to be positive and

get on the ball.

“We’ve been very lethargic at home and we need to get a bit more

drive and endeavor.

“I don’t have to give a message to the fans because they’ve been

behind us from day one. I honestly can’t believe how good they’ve

been, for a team to be bottom of the league and get the support we

are getting is frightening.

The fans have been different class and we need to give them a

bit of hope and positivity.”