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Bowyer: Maintaining Momentum

8 November 2016

Manager Pleased With Checkatrade Trophy Display

Gary Bowyer was pleased to see Blackpool maintain some good momentum after progressing to the next round of the Checkatrade Trophy at the expense of Everton. 

The Seasiders needed a penalty shoot-out to secure their place in round two of the competition, after the match at Goodison Park finished level at 1-1.  

Speaking post-match, here's what the manager had to say...

Five out of five in a penalty shoot-out to secure bonus point. 

Fair play to the players, they volunteered to step forward and the penalties were very good penalties. I'm delighted because we've got people scoring goals then. 

Good overall performance. 

I think the spirit in the camp, the environment that we've got, you don't get performances like that if everything is not right. The performance levels again were good. To bounce back from conceding late and missing chances late, to then go on and win the penalty competition, is brilliant for us. 

On Macauley Wilson's first appearance... 

We're delighted with Macauley, he came and made his debut. We sent him out on loan and we need to thank Bamber Bridge for the way they've looked after him. You see the benefit of him going out and playing, and we've got other 18-year-olds, 19-year-olds like Myles Boney playing and Bright as well. I'm delighted with the younger ones because that's what it's about as well, bringing your own through. We've got to keep trying to do that at this club. 

Armand's overhead kick. 

It was an absolutely wonderful goal. If that's scoring in the Premier League it's getting re-run and shown over and over again. 

Progress in the competition.  

What it does provide is game time for us and we're delighted that we've been able to do that tonight and progress. It's about maintaining momentum, and we've managed to do that tonight. It's two cup competitions that we've got through and we've got to take this momentum into the league on Saturday. 

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