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Strong Form Gives Confidence, Says Bowyer

31 March 2017

Manager Focused On Luton Fixture

Gary Bowyer says Blackpool's current run of form means confidence is high ahead of facing Luton Town tomorrow. 

The Seasiders, having won their last three matches in Sky Bet League Two, are unbeaten in nine games and take on a side level on points with them in the table. 

The tight nature of the division means every result could be crucial between now and the end of the season, which is why the manager is only focused on this match.   

"The most important thing is to focus on the next game and prepare properly. That's what we've done all season and I don't see any reason why we should change it at this stage now," he said.

"The players have trained very well this week and are buoyed by the fact that we've won five out of our last six and we've taken something from nine of our last 10 away games. Confidence is high going into the game."

Although a 2-1 win against Hartlepool United was recorded last time out, there's still been plenty to work on in training this week.  

"The manner in which we won the game was pleasing, we found a way to win without our performance levels being what they have been of recent times," the manager admitted.

"All season we've had a very honest group in terms of the assessment of performances and assessment of results. They've not got carried away at any stage and they haven't this week, either. They realise that with seven games to go there's still room for improvement, and they're demanding it off each other, which is pleasing."

It was Luton who won the previous meeting against The Seasiders earlier this season, though an improved Blackpool performance will be expected this time around.  

"I don't think we did ourselves justice that day, that's for sure. Like any game in this league, it's a tough challenge going there and any game away from home presents a different challenge. 

"We've got to go with the confidence and belief in how we've gone about things in recent weeks and focus on that," Bowyer added.

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