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Bowyer: Terrific Response

Manager Pleased With Way Players Reacted To Going A Goal Down

18 February 2018

Blackpool Gary Bowyer praised the ‘terrific response’ from his side after they backed up Tuesday’s midweek victory at Wigan Athletic with a 1-1 draw against Peterborough United.

Quick to admit that his players looked a ‘little leggy’ at stages following the exertions of midweek, the manager couldn’t fault the desire to battle back for a point.

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

Terrific response.

With the second-half performance, we were certainly on the front foot. The response from the players after going a goal down was terrific. An enormous amount of effort went into the game on Tuesday so we looked a little leggy in the first half. The goal gave us a big boost going into half-time.

We came out in the second-half and had a right, good go, we huffed and puffed. I can’t praise the players enough for their efforts today as they needed to back up Tuesday night and I think they did.

Disappointed to concede, but great football for equaliser.

The first goal was important. Unfortunately, it was a little bit of a soft goal from our point of view but once we got ourselves over that, we had a good go in the second-half. The goal we scored is a very good goal. It’s a great bit of football. We just lacked a little more care in the final third towards the end.

Soloman-Otabor in fine form.

He’s got to keep producing that and keep wanting more. He’s even had a headed attempt today so he’s making progress and we’ve got to keep demanding more.

Captain Jimmy Ryan fully deserved Man of The Match.

I think he should pick the award up for that pass alone. there weren’t many people on the pitch that can produce that quality. It’s been a bit stop-start for him with a few niggles, but hopefully there’s a run of games for him now.

The standard has been set for the final stretch of the campaign.

The spirit and togetherness that they’ve shown, we’re going to need that right through until the end of the season.

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