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Bowyer: Use Frustration As Motivation

2 September 2016

Manager Previews Yeovil Town Fixture

Gary Bowyer says his Blackpool players must use their recent frustration as motivation when they face Yeovil Town tomorrow. 

Performances so far this season haven't necessarily led to the right results, with a dominant display against Plymouth Argyle last weekend proving fruitless.  

Clearly stung by a lack of reward for effort, the manager has urged his side to channel any anger into an effective showing at Huish Park.   

"The frustration that they had from last Saturday we have to use as a motivation for this weekend," Bowyer insisted. "It'll be a good game and we've got to make sure that we continue our performance levels that we set."

The home team sit just a point below Blackpool in the Sky Bet League Two table and their manager is someone who made an instant impression on the club last season.    

"Darren Way deserves an enormous amount of credit for what he achieved last season with them. If I'm not mistaken they were either bottom or certainly second bottom and going out of the league, and he turned that round massively so. Full credit to him on that," The Seasiders' boss said.  

"This summer he's been able to bring in his own players and they've started OK, a bit like ourselves. I've watched them and their performances sometimes haven't merited the results that they've got as well." 

The trip to Somerset will be the first of back-to-back long distance ones for Blackpool, who head to Essex next weekend for a game against Colchester United. 

"It's part and parcel of the league that we're in, our preparation so far has been spot on with travelling and I expect that to continue. 

"We can do with the motorway being a little kind, but that's the same for all the teams that have to come up here. It won't be used as an excuse, we've just got to get our preparation done properly."

A new month means the end of an arduous August that consisted of eight games, with Bowyer now looking forward to a full week on the training ground after this game.  

"There's very little time spent on the training ground where you can really do some work. It's now going to calm down for a little bit and hopefully we can build those relationships," he added.

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