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Bowyer Looks For Forwards To Kick-On

Delfouneso & Gnanduillet To Benefit From Goals

13 February 2018

Gary Bowyer says Armand Gnanduillet and Nathan Delfouneso must reap the benefits from their goals against Walsall on Saturday.

The pair moved on to two goals and three goals, respectively, for the season against The Saddlers and have the potential to vastly improve on those tallies in the months remaining. 

"Armand has been in and out of the team and he did ever so well for his goal. We’re hoping that kick-starts him now because it’s been a long time coming for him," the manager admitted. 

"On his day, he’s a real handful. He’s got to play to those strengths week in, week out. The goal should give him that confidence to be able to throw himself around and really use his size and stature.

"Nathan Delfouneso's performance and goal on Saturday was tremendous. Last season he made a big contribution with his goals so we’re also looking for him to kick-on again at this stage of the season and add some more."

Both players will hope to face league leaders Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium this evening, as Blackpool look to pull clear of the bottom four. 

"Teams are beating each other up and down the league. We've got a third left of the season to try and get as many points as possible. We'll then look at the last four or five games to see where we are and where we could possibly end up."

A big fan of his opposite number, Gary Bowyer says he's looking forward to seeing Paul Cook's side face Manchester City in the Emirates FA Cup on Monday, however he's got a plan of his own for the match this evening. 

"You can have the biggest squad and most expensive squad, but the most important thing is how they are managed. Paul Cook is doing a great job with Leam Richardson," the manager said. "I can’t wait for them to play Manchester City and to watch them to see how they go about it because they play the game in such a good manner.

"But, before that, we'll go there with the same fighting spirit and determination that we showed against Walsall on Saturday. We’ve worked on stuff that we feel we might be able to have a go at them with," he added. 

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