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Bowyer: Excited By Potential

Manager Praises Character Shown In 3-3 Draw

19 August 2017

Gary Bowyer says he is excited by the potential within his side following a 3-3 draw at Doncaster Rovers.

The manager, albeit disappointed with the manner of the goals his team conceded, was delighted with the way his players responded to setbacks.

Two Blackpool equalisers came just a minute after falling behind, while all three goals were worthy of several replays.

Speaking post-match, here’s what the manager had to say…

Poor start.

At the start of the game if you give us a point then generally, away from home, you’re happy with a point. But we didn’t start very well. Doncaster play the diamond well and even though we worked on it in training, it caused us some problems.

The response.

The response that we’ve shown today and the character that we’ve shown, from such a young group, has been fantastic.

I’m excited about the group we’ve got and that excitement has got bigger now because of the response and the quality of the goals that we’ve shown. On our third goal they don’t touch the ball from our kick-off, so it was a wonderful goal and reply.

The Longstaff and Turton strikes.

We knew that Sean can do that but it’s a wonderful strike. He’s hit a wonderful goal to back up last week’s goal. That’s what he brings, as well as being a good footballer with the ball.

We saw what Oliver Turton could do in front of goal last season. Obviously he’s not been brought in for that, but it’s a wonderful strike with his, so-called, weaker foot. The three goals are ones you’ll be showing over and over.

Bad luck and Cullen’s injury.

From how poor we were first-half, I didn’t think we had the luck with us either. Their first goal has come back off the back of Ryan Allsop, which was a great strike off the bar.

Mark Cullen, bless him, was clean through after a great bit of movement and then his hamstring ends up pulling. It’s disappointing for him, he’s looked sharp in pre-season and in the games and we’re going to be without him for a while now.   

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