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Bowyer On Transfer Business

1 September 2016

Manager Discusses Closure of Transfer Window

Gary Bowyer says he's happy with the 12 players he's recruited in the summer transfer window, though he'd have still welcomed an additional face or two. 

The manager has addressed several key areas since taking the Blackpool job in June and is now in a position where there's good competition for a starting spot. 

However, the January window will prove pivotal again as he strives to make the squad as strong as possible, especially for the business end of the campaign. 

For the time being the focus is on short-term results though and getting numerous players back fit who will prove to be like new signings when available again. 

"Probably like every other manager up and down the country I might have liked one or two more in but that wasn't to be, in terms of the targets we had didn't materialise for one reason or another," Bowyer said.  

"We've got what we've got until January and we've got to work hard with it. I'm pleased with the level of performances from the players that we have already, and getting the likes of Kyle Vassell back the other night after injury was good. 

"If we can now get the likes of Danny Philliskirk, Jack Redshaw and Jamille Matt back, they'll be like new signings themselves because they haven't featured much for us this season already."

Goalkeeper Dean Lyness was the club's final signing on deadline day, with the majority of business done before the new campaign got underway. 

"People look at what you do in the last two days of the window but it's not just that, we've got 12 in and they've added to the squad already that was here. We've just now got to work hard in the period up to January."

Given that FIFA has scrapped the emergency loan window from this season, EFL squads will now be fully tested up and down the country without further additions until the new year.      

"It's going to be really interesting. You could see a team going on a good run and then all of a sudden they might have a spate of injuries and you see them fall off a bit. 

"We all knew the rules before the season started and we've just got to crack on now," Bowyer added. 

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