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Bowyer: Recovery Process Vital

9 December 2016

Quick Turnaround For Seasiders

Gary Bowyer has stressed the importance of recovery between games, as The Seasiders battle it out in three different competitions this season. 

Fixtures are coming thick and fast on the schedule with Blackpool competing in Sky Bet League Two, the Emirates FA Cup and the Checkatrade Trophy, so the workload in training has been tailored to aid match preparation as much as possible.

The players continue to front up on the pitch, though the manager expects to make one or two late decisions on the availability of key personnel prior to tomorrow's game at Stevenage.

"The most important thing after a game is the recovery process and we've got a really good process in place with Dan (fitness coach) and Phil (physio), they've worked tremendously hard trying to get them ready for this weekend," Bowyer said. 

"We expect there to be (a few late calls), we knew that straight away after Saturday's game. The only one that's definitely out is Colin Daniel, but I've watched him on the training pitch this morning and he's building it up gradually."

The situation last Saturday, where some players featured against Brackley Town despite only training for a day, emphasised why 10 changes were made by the manager at Doncaster in midweek. However, the outcome of Tuesday's fixture highlighted the strength and competition within the squad.   

"Tuesday's win was fantastic for the club but also for the group because there's a hell of a lot of respect for each other and support for each other. That's something I was really proud of on Tuesday, as well as the players coming in and producing the level of performance that they did," the manager stated.

Blackpool head to Stevenage tomorrow looking to build on a good league result away at Leyton Orient last time on the road, with this weekend's opposition level on points with The Seasiders. 

"Our performances away from home haven't been bad so we've got to look to continue that and build on that last win. 

"You only have to look at the league table - I had a quick look yesterday for the first in a while - and it's very, very tight. Everybody's putting good runs together and you only have to look at Wycombe who've won five on the trot to see where it's taken them. 

"We know that Stevenage are going to present a big challenge for us but it's one we're looking forward to and going in to with a lot of confidence," Bowyer added.  

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