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Attacking Options Improving For Bowyer

Potential Debut For Agyei and Return For Vassell

19 January 2018

Gary Bowyer could have a number of attacking options to consider tomorrow, with new loan signing Dan Agyei in line to make his debut and Kyle Vassell edging closer to a return.

The manager, determined to see his side become more clinical in front of goal, hopes that the arrival of Agyei, in particular, will lead to some lively performances in the final third. 

The Burnley striker, who started his career with AFC Wimbledon, has made three first-team appearances for The Clarets and scored five goals on loan at Walsall earlier this season. 

"I’ve spoken to Burnley about him and they rate him highly," Bowyer said. "It’s up to the boy now to come here and really knuckle down, produce some really lively performances, and back that up with goals." 

Vassell, meanwhile, is preparing to end an eight-match lay-off, having been out since sustaining a hamstring injury against Rotherham in December.

"Kyle Vassell has had a good week with us this week in training, so it’s just the decision of whether to include him for this weekend or give him an extra week," the manager confirmed.

As for the opposition, well Bowyer is expecting a formidable test but insists that Blackpool must start turning some positives characteristics to results. 

"I watched them (AFC Wimbledon) last week and they were unlucky not to take all three points. We’re expecting a real, tough game again.

"We’ve got to go with the attitude, the commitment and the enthusiasm we’ve shown in our away games of present, especially if you look at how we were against Charlton, how we were against Rochdale and in terms of the Oxford game as well.

"There’s a lot of positives for us at this moment in time, we’ve just got to convert those into wins," he added. 

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