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Bowyer: Hard Work Starts Now

2 June 2016

New Manager Looks To Hit The Ground Running

New Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer says his recruitment drive is already underway, as he looks to make his mark at Bloomfield Road.

The ex-Blackburn Rovers boss, who was appointed yesterday, has already identified players to move the club forward and is relishing the challenge ahead.  

"We need to strengthen, there's no doubt about that. We need some experienced heads in there to help the good young ones that we've got in the squad," he told the official website. "It starts now and we're working hard already in terms of getting players in and speaking to players. I'm really looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead.

"I've already spoken to a few players this morning and late last night that have expressed an interest to come and play here. Hopefully we can get those deals done and try and bring some in so that on the first day of pre-season we hit the ground running."

The 44-year-old wants his players to put in a real shift for each other and says the fans can expect attacking football from his side.

"I pride myself on teams that are very hard working, competitive and that play attacking football. Throughout my time at Blackburn the likes of Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede scored loads of goals and we got the ball in the box for them. That's exactly what we'll be looking to do here. 

"We've got to concentrate on what we can control and that's our performances daily in training and on the pitch on match day. That's something I'm really looking forward to doing and having a right good go at it."

Bowyer spent 32 months in charge at Ewood Park and believes Blackpool will benefit from the valuable experience he gained.

"It was a magnificent learning curve for me, and the experiences I've had at Blackburn stand me in good stead. It was a great place to pit your first, full managerial career and there's lots of lessons I've learnt positively and negatively from, and I look forward to bringing them into the challenge here now," he added.


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