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Bowyer: Massive Team Performance

11 February 2017

Manager Delighted With 4-1 Win

Gary Bowyer hailed a 'massive team performance' as Blackpool stretched their unbeaten run to five games with a 4-1 win at Carlisle United. 

The Seasiders became only the second team to leave Brunton Park with all three points this season thanks to goals from Brad Potts, Jordan Flores, Sanmi Odelusi and Nathan Delfouneso. 

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

Real team performance. 

We came into the game with a lot of confidence, on the back of being four unbeaten as well, and put on a wonderful display today. It's wrong of me to single anybody out because it was a massive team performance. I was pleased with the manner that we won, the way that we played. 

Switching the play. 

First-half we weren't counter attacking, we were dominant with how we went about it with the ball. Carlisle then make two changes at half-time, which is a reflection of how we were first-half. We then picked them off at the right times and that was pleasing. 

Withdrawals of Neil Danns and Brad Potts. 

It's a hamstring injury for Neil Danns and he's just told me at 34 years of age that he's never had one. That just shows you the bit of luck that you need at times, that we don't seem to have at the minute in certain positions. Pottsy was just cramp because he's been missing and we've had to nurse him through. 

Delfouneso in midfield and overall squad versatility.

We had to play him there the other week in a practice match so we knew that we had something up our sleeve. It does leave us a bit bare there but you've seen today that he's more than capable of doing it. I was delighted for him and with his goal at the end. 

People talk about squad sizes and we haven't got the biggest of squad sizes. It's important that you have players that can adjust and play in different positions. 

Building up momentum. 

We've got some momentum going and we've got a good mentality going. We need to make sure that we continue that.  

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