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Bowyer: Concentrate On Ourselves

11 November 2016

Manager On Notts County Fixture

Gary Bowyer is looking for Blackpool to continue their fine run of form and extend their strong record at Bloomfield Road when Notts County visit tomorrow. 

The Seasiders' are unbeaten in four matches going into the fixture and the manager has stressed the importance of building up momentum.  

"Momentum is important in football, for sure, and we're delighted with the form that we've got and the results that we've had in recent weeks. The aim at the start of last week was to get through two cup competitions and we've been good and managed to do that. Now we've got to continue that in the league against difficult opposition in Notts County."

The Magpies, managed by John Sheridan, currently sit sixth in the Sky Bet League Two table and have picked up their more impressive results away from home. 

However, Bowyer insists the onus will be on what his own side is capable of, given that the team has lost just once at home this season.   

"They're right up there and they've had some impressive performances on the road - they've won against Portsmouth away - so we know that they're going to be a tough challenge.  

"It's a good squad that John Sheridan's got there, and you only have to look at what John did at Oldham last season to see the calibre of manager he is. 

"But our home form has been impressive with the results that we've got here, so we've got to concentrate on ourselves and go and take the game to them." 

The main fitness concern ahead of the game is striker Jamille Matt, who was forced off in the club's Emirates FA Cup tie last weekend after receiving a heavy knock to the hip.  

"Hopefully he recovers because he's been a handful for us and was searching for that first goal, which he obviously got last Sunday against Kidderminster. He just got a bang on the hip and we're just hoping that settles down enough for him to take his position on Saturday," Bowyer confirmed.

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