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Bowyer Demanding More From Players

17 March 2017

Manager Sees Further Improvement

Gary Bowyer says there's plenty more to come from his Blackpool side, despite heading to Newport County this weekend on the back of a seven-match unbeaten run. 

The manager sees further improvement in his players and is demanding that comes to the fore in the nine league games remaining this season. 

"With the spirit they've got in the dressing room, they're really looking out for each other and making demands of each other. That's the message for them this week because I know there's more in there and I want more from them," Bowyer said. 

"What we've done in the last couple of games is great, fine, no problem, but I want more from them on Saturday. I know that they're capable of doing it, otherwise I wouldn't demand it from them."

Blackpool's last three performances, which have resulted in seven points from a possible nine, have highlighted the team's capability to mix things up when required.  

"It's that stage of the season where you're going to some grounds and they've got fantastic pitches and then you've got other grounds that haven't got so good pitches, so you've got to show different qualities and characteristics, and our players are showing that. 

"On Tuesday night you saw a different side again, the ability to pass it at times and play and create some good openings, to actually digging in and throwing bodies on the line."

The challenge this weekend sees Blackpool take on a Newport side boosted by a recent upturn in results, with ex-Seasider Michael Flynn taking charge of the club. 

"We'll have to deal with Newport's turnaround in fortunes since they sacked Graham Westley, the new lad has come in and won two out of two," the manager said. "It's the same group of players so we know that they're capable of winning games. 

"We've watched the games that they've played in so we know what he's brought to them already. It's about us going there and being as good as we can be and more."

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