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Bowyer: Professional Approach Required Again

2 December 2016

Manager On FA Cup Tie Against Brackley Town

Gary Bowyer says another professional approach will be required from Blackpool tomorrow, as The Seasiders look to reach the Emirates FA Cup third round. 

The manager has called for a similar performance as that shown against Kidderminster Harriers, as the side once again face National League North opposition in Brackley Town.  

Every club progressing in the competition this weekend could potentially setup a tie against a Premier League team, so there's plenty of incentive come kick-off.    

"It's an incentive for everybody that's playing this week in the second round, everybody will be hoping to get into the hat on Monday and have fingers crossed for one of the big boys, and we'll be no different to that," Bowyer said. 

"Everybody will be having those thoughts, but it's about how we prepare and go about our business again because it's going to be a good challenge. 

"We were very professional in the last round against Kidderminster and we've got to display that again and more this time around. That's been the message to the players this week." 

Unbeaten since mid-September, Brackley Town head to Bloomfield Road having knocked out Sky Bet League One outfit Gillingham via a replay in the last round. 

"If you just take the two games against Gillingham, they've raced into two-goal leads both times and Gillingham had to peg them back. They're a useful outfit, I'm led to believe they have some financial backing, but take that aside and they're well coached and have some good players. 

"They've only lost two all season so we're aware of the challenge that lies ahead. We've prepared like it's a proper league game and we'll continue to do that. 

"We've got to be continue the form that we've shown here all season and the performance level to try and win the game. 

"We know that we score goals, we know we've got the ability to score goals - as we've shown in the last four home games here - and we've got to continue that."

A number of late fitness checks will be made ahead of the game, with a number of players carrying knocks from the weekend.

"We're hopeful that a lot of them will recover and will want to keep their place in the team," the manager added. 

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