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Bowyer: Stood Up To Physical Test

11 March 2017

Manager Reflects On Point At Wycombe

Gary Bowyer praised the way his side handled the physical demands of facing Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park and credited the opposition 'keeper for denying Blackpool all three points. 

On-loan Chelsea stopper Jamal Blackman kept out two strikes from Brad Potts, with one coming from the penalty spot, as the two teams played out a second stalemate of the season.    

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

Lots of positives. 

Over the two fixtures, Wycombe away and Plymouth away, initially we might have taken four our of six, even though we came to try and get six out of six. There's lots of positives for us to take from the two games. 

Direct battle. 

That was the most pleasing thing for me, that our lads stood up to the barrage of balls that get pumped into your box. We stood up to that and have had two contrasting performances - Tuesday with how we played and today how we've matched the physicality of Wycombe. They're very good at what they do and how they do it and we were absolutely delighted with that side of it. We've had the two best chances and should have won the game, though. 

Big chance for Potts straight after half-time. 

It's a fantastic bit of play from Nathan Delfouneso and I thought he was excellent again for us. It was a great cross and I think Pottsy might have already thought it was in, but you have to give their goalkeeper credit because he's got Man of the Match and we were the away team. 

Another clean sheet on the road. 

That's two clean sheets and six unbeaten we go to now, which sets us up nicely for Tuesday going back home. We wanted nine (points) out of nine this week and were presented with a great opportunity at the death, but we've come across a goalkeeper who has been Man of the Match and made two outstanding saves today. 

Return of Danns and Daniel expected back Tuesday. 

There's competition now for places and that's good, it's exactly what we wanted and it's coming at the right time of the season for us as well. 

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