Gary Bowyer says Blackpool will be refreshed and ready to go for tomorrow’s match at Walsall, having had an enforced break from league action last weekend.
The rest, due to the rescheduling of the Blackburn Rovers fixture, proved extremely beneficial, especially when you consider the club’s extended 2016/17 campaign.
“It’s been ideal for us. If you look back, we were in work for the play-off final so we were three weeks behind in terms of rest from everybody else,” the manager explained. “The opportunity to have a little break and a breather, and for the players to recharge their batteries, has been welcomed. Training has been of a high standard again this week.”
The return to action sees the team searching for consistency on the road, with a response expected following the most recent defeat to Southend United
“We’ve already spoken about Southend and dealt with that and it’s now about seeing how the group reacts. I’m really looking forward to the game on Saturday because of that.
“It’s the first sort of setback, if you like, but with the way we finished the game at Southend, you had someone as experienced as Phil Brown saying that we deserved something. And I think we did.
“The way we’re going about our football is really pleasing and I’m delighted with how they’ve gone with it. They’ve stuck with it this week and their standards are very high.”
The Saddlers are unbeaten at home so far this season and will prove another stern test for The Seasiders.
“They’ve a very good, established League One outfit. I went and watched them last week and they drew with top of the table Shrewsbury. We know it’s going to be a challenge, but it’s one we’re looking forward to,” Bowyer added.