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Bowyer: Turn Performances To Results

Manager Looks For More Clinical Displays

12 January 2018

Gary Bowyer insists his players must keep the belief in the way they are performing, yet be more clinical to get the rewards.

The manager watched his side put in a dominant display at Oxford United last weekend, however numerous shots on target didn’t result in goals.     

Ahead of facing Bristol Rovers tomorrow, who arrive at Bloomfield Road on the back of a break from league action, Bowyer says Blackpool must be more ruthless and start stringing wins together again.

“We’ve got the momentum of playing games and the performance at Oxford I was delighted with, it was just the manner of the defeat and the clinical bit at the top end of the pitch.

“We’ve got to keep that belief and try and turn it round and get some wins under our belt quickly.”

The team’s exit from the Checkatrade Trophy in midweek, which left the manager disappointed, means that all focus is solely on climbing the table in Sky Bet League One.

“We now know where we stand. We’ve got 19 games to concentrate on and get as many points as we can to see where we end up in the league,” he said.

One or two performances at Shrewsbury on Wednesday night have given the manager plenty to ponder prior to tomorrow’s game, with loan ‘keeper Joe Lumley having impressed on his debut. Midfielder Jim McAlister, who returned as a second-half substitute after 11 months out, is also in contention to be on the bench following his strong cameo appearance.   

“Jim will go into contention for Saturday now. What he brought was that mentality onto the pitch with the talking, knowhow and passion. We need that on the pitch and he’ll be in the squad on Saturday, for sure,” Bowyer added. 

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