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Bowyer: Take Control And See It Through

21 October 2016

Manager Looks For Strong Reaction

Gary Bowyer says all the focus has been on what Blackpool can control ahead of the game against Doncaster Rovers tomorrow. 

The Seasiders, who were on the wrong end of some key decisions at Accrington Stanley last weekend, have hit the training ground hard this week and put their frustrations to good use.  

"The players were in on Sunday and they've been in all week. The stuff that we can control they've took ownership and responsibility for and we've worked hard on the training ground to eradicate that and get ready for Saturday's challenge against Doncaster," Bowyer said. 

"We talked about putting things right and there has been positivity this week. We aren't going to feel sorry for ourselves because this game doesn't allow you to, and I certainly wouldn't allow the players to. 

"We're channelling everything into trying to get the performance which, to be fair to the players, they're producing but it's just actually seeing it through."

Bloomfield Road hosts a Doncaster side arriving on the back of three consecutive victories and currently second in the table. However, the club's home record is strong and performances have seen plenty of attacking intent, with Blackpool the first side in England to hit 200 shots this season.    

"We've done well in our home form and obviously the Portsmouth game is the example of that, and the fighting spirit against Cambridge. 

"I imagine it will be a similar contest to the Portsmouth game, but it's about us and the reaction that we show. We've always shown a good reaction and put our own stamp on the game. 

"We've only lost once here in eight games and that was Plymouth when arguably, you could say, the first 45 minutes was our best of the season. We found ourselves down to ten men in the second-half but kept going and still threatened their goal."

Dean Lyness once again misses out due to injury, though skipper Danny Pugh could return after seven weeks on the sidelines. 

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