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Bowyer: Must Address Away Form

18 November 2016

Manager Looks For Better Results On The Road

Gary Bowyer says Blackpool's away form must be addressed, as The Seasiders look to build on some impressive performances. 

Just six of the team's 21 points this season have come on the road, with the majority coming on the back of strong performances and results at Bloomfield Road. 

Consistency is key to any surge up the table and with the team now unbeaten in all competitions for five matches, the onus is on the players to pick up their first away win in the league since September. 

"We have to address our away form, it's as simple as that," Bowyer insisted. "I think performances away from home have been good, it's been the actual outcomes of the games that have been disappointing, and in the last three or four games away from home we've been on the wrong end of decisions, which have had an impact. We have to make sure that our performances don't allow for that to happen.   

"That's something the group's talked about this week and what we want to put right. Saturday presents us with an opportunity against a tough team in Leyton Orient."

Continually striving for improvement, the manager isn't prepared to get carried away following a comprehensive victory last weekend. 

"There's still areas of the game that we've been working on, that we feel we can improve. This week in training that's what we've been trying to do.

"We're only 16 games in and there's 30 games to go, so there's still a hell of a lot of work to be done in my opinion." 

Leyton Orient, in contrast to Blackpool, have picked up their better results away from the Matchroom Stadium, having last won on home soil in August. 

"It's the inconsistency of the league at this moment in time. You look at Plymouth and they're sort of running away with it at the moment but there are teams sat in the play-offs that have not won for a while. You look at the tightness of the rest of the league and it's incredible," Bowyer added. 

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