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Bowyer: Credit For Fightback

28 February 2017

Manager On 2-2 Draw With Barnet

Gary Bowyer was quick to credit the fighting spirit his players displayed to come back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Barnet. 

The manager watched his side dig deep for a late point at Bloomfield Road, on the back of losing two-goal leads in recent games against Crewe and Exeter City. 

Speaking post-match, here's what the manager had to say...

Credit for fightback. 

We've been on the receiving end on Saturday and against Crewe here and it just shows you that you've got to keep going and that's what they did. You've got to give them credit for that. 

The goals conceded.  

Their (first) goal probably sums us up at the moment with the deflection hitting the post. It could go absolutely anywhere and it goes into the path of Akinde. We didn't feel sorry for ourselves, got back into the game and there was a wonderful save from the goalkeeper from Jordan Flores' free-kick. Colin Daniel also had a great chance so we got back in the game. 

At half-time we were positive in the dressing room but we don't deal with the kick-off well enough and find ourselves 2-0 down from an individual error from the corner. It's as simple as that. But, again, credit to them because they got back in the game. 

Gnanduillet's impact. 

You saw the threat that Armand possesses, aerially as well. We needed to be a little bit better with some of our balls in but he did make a difference to us when he came on. 

Never say die attitude. 

We take a lot of character and spirit forward by coming back from two goals down. We've shown that we're not a team that lies down and dies, and that's important.   

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