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Bowyer Pleased With Reaction

7 April 2017

Manager Backs Squad To Respond Well

Gary Bowyer has been pleased with the reaction of his players in training this week and has backed them to respond in the right manner against Grimsby Town tomorrow. 

The Seasiders' boss took plenty of positives from a late defeat at Luton Town last time out and only has to look at previous results to know how his squad will react to that disappointment. 

"You always look at the reaction of the players when they come in after a defeat and they've been very good. Spirits have been high and the level of training has been fantastic again from them," Bowyer said.

"This season we've always responded well and the way they've gone about their work this week gives me no reason why we can't do it again. 

"There's a lot more twists and turns in the remaining six games so we've got a hell of a lot to look forward to. There's a lot of excitement in that dressing room."

The manager will once again have numerous attacking options at his disposal when it comes to team selection this weekend, with Bright Osayi-Samuel and Brad Potts shaking off knocks.  

"It certainly leads to an entertaining team selection, and it's important that we get it right. Whoever we pick, whatever formation, whatever team, the lads have responded ever so well recently and we've got to continue that for the remaining six games and give the supporters here something to get behind."

It's at home where Blackpool are unbeaten in eight matches, and three more points here this season will give the club its best tally at Bloomfield Road since 2012.     

"I think we've only lost three here all season so that's been impressive from our point of view. Four of the remaining six are at home so we've got to try and make that count. We can only look at this game first and that's what we've been doing all week. 

"Grimsby are a good footballing team, they'll be disappointed with conceding five last week so you always expect a reaction from a team that concedes five.

"But we've just got to concentrate on ourselves, how we go about it and what we do with the ball and without," Bowyer added.

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