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Bowyer: A Great Model

23 September 2016

Manager A Fan Of Crewe's Philosophy

Gary Bowyer has been very complimentary of Crewe Alexandra ahead of Blackpool's meeting with The Railwaymen tomorrow. 

The manager loves the philosophy and values held by the club, which has seen numerous academy prospects feature for the first-team and go on to have established careers.

Never shirking from that despite the demands for instant success in the modern game, the 'model' is one that should be rightly lauded according to The Seasiders' boss. 

"The model that they've had for numbers of years is a great model, in my opinion. They play the game the right way and it's going to be a good footballing game. We'll have to be on top of of our game," he said. 

"They're a sensible football club, one of very few probably. You've seen the benefits of that over the years with the number of players they've produced. Their expectations are realistic and they just keep on delivering. We're going to have to match them and give more from our performances."

Blackpool head to Crewe looking to build on some strong performances in recent games, though the main focus is to capitalise on possession by securing all three points.  

"We haven't had what our performances have richly deserved, but that's the game," Bowyer admitted. "We need to turn that dominance into results now a little bit more."    

One or two Blackpool players have been nursing 'bumps and bruises' following last weekend's fixture against Carlisle United, however only captain Danny Pugh (ankle) and striker Jack Redshaw (shin splints) remain sidelined this weekend. 

"Jack is doing ever so well, he's doing a little big of jogging so we're happy with him. We're not putting any pressure on Jack, or anybody, in terms of time frames," he added.

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