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Bowyer: We're Looking Forward To It

Manager On Blackpool's Play-Off Date At Wembley

27 May 2017

Gary Bowyer says everybody is excited about getting the opportunity to express themselves on the Wembley pitch tomorrow in the Sky Bet League Two play-off final.

The manager has watched his side play some fantastic football throughout the season to reach this stage against Exeter City and will now be looking for more of the same.   
 
"We're excited to see how we play. Here against Luton some of the football that we played was the best all season, and then we showed signs of it down there at Kenilworth Road. Our first goal in particular was a fantastic counter attack. We've got the ability to mix our game up and I'm looking forward to watching us on Sunday." 
 
Though the attention on the fixture is bigger, given that one team will be promoted, the overall message for this game will be the same as any other.  
 
"It'll be no different. We've got to keep working very hard with the ball and even harder off the ball and try and do what we've done all season, which is to try and score more goals than the opposition and concede fewer than them. It's a simple message but it's one that has stood us in good stead all season, and we need it to happen for us in one more game now."
 
Exeter City's manager, Paul Tisdale, is someone Bowyer admires for his longevity and achievements at the club, with the benefits of stability shining through.   
 
"He's got a culture down there and a brand of football that they play, and you get that from stability and being able to develop and make progress. Regardless of what happens on Sunday, that's what we've got to do now, we've got ourselves into this position and we've got to keep building from it," he said. 
 
The team departed Bloomfield Road yesterday and will train down south today. Although the players are counting down the hours until the game now, there'll be plenty to keep them occupied beforehand.  
 
"Saturday will help with the FA Cup final and the distraction to watch that," Bowyer admitted. "Sunday morning comes around and we'll go through the same routine that we've done all season - get up, have breakfast, go for a little walk before pre-match, have a final team meeting and get on the bus. We're looking forward to the journey," he added. 
 

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