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Bowyer: Pleased In Circumstances

14 January 2017

Manager Reflects On Point At Cambridge

Gary Bowyer was happy to take a point from Blackpool's game against Cambridge United, given the circumstances that played out at the Cambs Glass Stadium.

The Seasiders, who were below their usual standards in the first-half, were forced to see out the 0-0 draw with 10-men after Tom Aldred was sent off, while Sam Slocombe once again denied the opposition from the penalty spot.  

After confirming that Aldred's red card will be appealed post-match, here's what else the manager had to say...

Another point and clean sheet on the road. 

I'm really pleased with the fact we've got four (clean sheets) on the bounce away from home. It was a great effort.

Much improved second-half and immense effort with 10 men.  

I didn't think we played particularly well first-half and we said that to them at half-time. At half-time it wasn't acceptable. In the second-half we came out and had more of a go and then obviously you have the major talking point. From then on it galvanised us a bit more and we could have nicked something at the end, maybe. When you go down to ten men you're happy to then take a point. 

The penalty decision against Tom Aldred. 

It's never a penalty, it's an absolute horror of a decision I'm afraid. Unfortunately this season we've been the victims of them, we haven't gained from it at all. Fortunately for us Sam went and made the save. 

Third penalty save of the season from Slocombe. 

It comes down to a lot of hard work. Adam, the analyst, and Sam were both speaking about it before the game, which way he went. A lot of work goes into it, it's not luck. 

Sam's done ever so well for us (with penalties) this season so we're delighted with him, but hopefully he doesn't need to continue that. 

Hamstring issue for Potts.  

He wanted to try and stay on but from experience, when you've had a couple of those, you've got to get them off.  

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