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Bowyer: Frustrating One

7 February 2017

Manager Reflects On Crawley Stalemate

Gary Bowyer says Blackpool's 0-0 draw with Crawley Town was one of frustration this evening, despite it extending the club's unbeaten run to four matches in the league. 

Midfielder Neil Danns missed from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute, with clear cut opportunities proving few and far between at Bloomfield Road.  

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

On reflection. 

It's one of frustration, we have a great bit of passage of play for the penalty and we're disappointed that we haven't been able to convert that. It seemed to knock us, it knocked the stuffing out of us a little bit. 

We got them in at half-time, got them going again and started the second-half brightly. Their goalkeeper makes a great save from Andy Taylor's free-kick and we've huffed and puffed all night but we haven't quite done enough. 

Confidence in Neil Danns. 

When he picked the ball up and put it on the spot, I was more than confident with him. I'm sure if we were to get one on Saturday he'd be the first to step forward. 

Another draw and point. 

We'll look at it as four games unbeaten. Yes, we've not won in those four games but at the same time we've got the spirit and character to keep fighting and make sure that we don't get beaten. We've got to kick on from that now. 

We haven't been lucky enough, if you want to say that, in terms of everything that we're doing. It's not through lack of effort from the players - they're giving it everything they've got - it's just that bit of quality and composure in the final third to see us through.   

Half an hour for Kyle Vassell on return from injury. 

It's minutes in there now. We've just got to hope that he wakes up tomorrow with no problems and we get going again.

Late injury to Andy Taylor. 

Hopefully that settles down tomorrow and we go from there. 

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