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Bowyer: Bentley Deserves Great Credit

12 August 2016

Manager Full Of Praise For Opposite Number

Gary Bowyer says he's full of admiration for the job his opposite number Jim Bentley has done at Morecambe.

The manager rates The Shrimps' boss highly and believes a lot of the good work he's done at The Globe Arena deserves more attention.

"In my opinion he's not got enough credit for the job he's done there. If you look at the way he's gone about it and the number of years he's been there, he's not been blessed with mass resources yet he's done a fabulous job there, developed players, some good players that have moved on, and he keeps doing it," Bowyer said ahead of a meeting between the two teams.

"I'm surprised that nobody in the higher leagues has come and, sort of, seen the work that he's done and took notice of it."

A strong away following is expected to cheer on Blackpool against their Lancashire neighbours, which the manager hopes will spur the team on. 

"I'm delighted there's the possibility of that happening and I'm looking forward to them getting behind the team. Ever since I've arrived the support for myself and the team has been fabulous.

"If we do take a good following then hopefully they get behind the team and make a right noise. Hopefully we can keep this momentum going."

Mark Cullen and Kyle Vassell have been wrapped in cotton wool to ensure availability for the game against Morecambe, with strikers Jack Redshaw, Danny Philliskirk and Jamille Matt all sidelined.

The news on the latter pair, who sustained injuries against Exeter City and Bolton Wanderers respectively, is a little more promising.

"We've had one or two results of the scans for both Danny Philliskirk and Jamille Matt and hopefully they shouldn't be too long, or not as long as first possibly feared. We've just got to make sure that we get them ready as quick as we can."

 

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