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Bowyer: Not Getting Carried Away

Business As Usual For Blackpool

22 September 2017

Gary Bowyer insists that nobody is getting carried away by Blackpool’s strong start to the season.

The manager, having guided the club back to Sky Bet League One in May, has been quick to play down the significance of The Seasiders’ current seven-match unbeaten run and is instead focused on further improvement.

“There’s no getting carried away, it’s eight games,” he stressed. “They’re a good group and they want to keep working, they want to keep getting better and won’t get carried away. They won’t be allowed to get carried away.”

Seven different players have found the net in the league so far, yet there are several more in the side that the manager is challenging to contribute.   

“It’s good to share the goals out and there’s a few more people who need to contribute with goals, for sure,” he admitted. “We keep working with Viv (Solomon-Otabor) to get a goal and my two-centre halves, I’d love them to come up for a set-play and put their head on one, or score from a set-play.

“There’s still other areas to improve on the goalscoring front. We attack as a team and defend as a team.”

A trip to Bristol Rovers awaits in the division this weekend and the manager is well aware of the threat posed.

“It will be a tough game. I went and watched them the other night and they ran Wolves real close. They’ve got threats going forward with the front three and how they change positions. They all provide something different,” he said.

“They’ve had two promotions very, very quickly since going out of the league and they’re a strong team. We’re aware of the challenge that lies ahead, but it’s one that we’re looking forward to. We’ve got to go there with the confidence of how we’re playing at the moment.”

The fixture marks the start of another busy week for The Seasiders, who round off the month of September by also facing Rochdale at home and Southend away.    

“All we can do is go game-by-game and recover as quick as we can. That starts on Saturday against Bristol Rovers,” Bowyer added.

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