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Bowyer: Have A Good Go At It

27 January 2017

Manager Previews FA Cup Tie At Blackburn

Gary Bowyer says Blackpool go into tomorrow's Emirates FA Cup tie at Blackburn Rovers full of confidence following the club's exploits in the last round. 

The Seasiders, having knocked out Barnsley in round three, head to Ewood Park looking to put in another strong performance against Championship opposition, in the hope of progressing further in the competition.  

"We go into the game full of confidence from the two games against Barnsley, in terms of how we played, how we defended and the spirit and the character that we showed," Bowyer said. "It's League Two against Championship again, but it's the romance of the FA Cup and hopefully we can go and give a good account of ourselves and see where that takes us. 

"If we can manage to win then it causes another cup upset and that's obviously our aim. We're just going to work very hard and have a good go at it."

Unbeaten in six matches away from home, it's that sort of resilience that will be required to see Blackpool pull off a shock result against Owen Coyle's side.  

"In our last four league away games we've kept four clean sheets and that's something we've got to go and do," the manager said. "If we can keep a clean sheet over there, then obviously it gives us a great opportunity to try and win the game."

For Bowyer the cup tie also sees him return to the club where he spent 11-and-a-half years coaching, latterly with the first-team.   

"There's been quite a few changes there in personnel, both in the staff and obviously on the playing side of it. There will still be people there who I have a lot of time for, the captain being one, Jason Lowe. I've known him since he was 13, 14 so it will be good to catch up with him and a few others that are there still. But come 3pm it'll be down to business."

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