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Bowyer: Didn't Do Enough

Manager Frustrated With Defeat at Northampton Town

28 October 2017

Gary Bowyer bemoaned Blackpool’s lack of creativity after an out of sorts performance at Northampton this afternoon.

The Seasiders fell to a 1-0 defeat at Sixfields, with the only notable effort coming when Aaron Pierre headed Callum Cooke’s strike off the line.

Speaking post-match, here’s what the manager had to say…

Not to standard.

It’s clearly the worst performance that we’ve been involved in during the time I’ve been in charge.

I thought it was an awful game but, from our point of view, I’ve got to be concerned with how we went about it. We didn’t do enough with the ball and that’s a worry.

Tactical change to try and spark more creativity.

That was the plan. We played Armand and went long to him at the time but didn’t do enough with that, or better at that. We changed it up and tried a different way, but we haven’t created enough and that’s the long and short of it.

Players needing to step up.

I’m not going to come out here and make excuses on injuries because it happens to everybody up and down the country. The players that had their opportunity have got to stake their claim and be better.

Colin Daniel’s early withdrawal.

He just felt his groin a little bit so we’re disappointed with that. I think it was a sensible decision so that he didn’t end up doing long-term damage.

The absent players.

I think Jimmy and Vass we’re certainly looking at the Portsmouth game. Clark’s going to be out for a couple of months, which is a blow.  

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