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Bowyer: A Terrific Point

Manager Reflects On Scunthorpe Result And Performance

9 September 2017

Gary Bowyer says Blackpool’s point at Scunthorpe United this afternoon was a terrific one, given the circumstances.

The Seasiders played out a goal-less draw that wasn’t without its chances at Glanford Park, just hours after Nathan Delfouneso had pulled out of the side due to illness. One or two others who featured in the match were also feeling under the weather.

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

A pleasing result.

It’s a terrific point to come away from home, to a place like this, where they’re a very good team and a very good squad. They’re very well coached and organised by Graham and Chris and we’re delighted with the point.

But we didn’t just come here to sit and defend, we came and had a go at them and probably had the clearest of opportunities in the game with Kyle Vassell’s chance in the first-half.

Illness in the camp.

It wasn’t good at all because this morning there was some sickness and illness that forced one or two to drop out, so we had to change the team this morning. The ones that stepped up – Kelvin Mellor was playing slightly out of position – were outstanding for us.

Fantastic in and out of possession.

We’ve worked a hell of a lot with the ball and you can see that. On the defensive side of it, they’ve really stepped up today and it’s a great one for them to learn, grow and take confidence from.

Sessi D’Almeida’s first league start.

We knew exactly what we were bringing in to the club when we signed him. He’s only going to get better, he’s a young lad and it was his first, full debut. We had to bring him off towards the end because of cramp and hopefully now he recovers and is ready to go again on Tuesday. 

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