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Bowyer: Lessons Learnt

26 July 2016

Manager Takes A Lot From Tranmere Friendly

Gary Bowyer says Blackpool's friendly against Tranmere Rovers this evening has given him plenty to work on with his side ahead of the new season.

The test against the Conference outfit, which ended 0-0, offered an insight in to what a number of fixtures could be like in League Two. 

"Out of all the games this is the one that I've really looked forward to because of the fact that it's probably the closest to what it's going to be like in our league," the manager said. "I knew I'd learn a hell of a lot about the players tonight, and I certainly did.

"I thought that we were careless tonight with the ball and we didn't create as many chances as we did on Saturday. Tonight was an ideal game for us and I'm glad that we took it. There was a lot of lessons learnt."

Tranmere, themselves looking to get into League Two, put their pre-season work to good use and left little room for manoeuvre from a Blackpool perspective.  

"They'll be strong favourites, as they were last year, Gary's got a great team together there and they were in our faces and we have to be able to deal with that. Overall tonight we were just a bit off it in comparison to the levels and the standards that we set ourselves on Saturday."

The Seasiders now host Bury in their final fixture prior to the big kick-off, with Bowyer wanting to see improvements from this display.  

"We need to up the performance levels again from tonight and there are certain areas that we need to identify from tonight that we need to work on and be better in time for the season," he added.

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