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Bowyer: Go With Same Mindset

Manager Looks For Another Strong Showing At League Leaders

9 March 2018

Gary Bowyer says his Blackpool side must face Blackburn Rovers tomorrow with the same mindset displayed at Wigan last month.

The Seasiders went to the DW Stadium in February as firm underdogs and pulled off a fantastic result at the then-table toppers.

Now it is Rovers who have moved to the top of the pile in Sky Bet League One after a strong run of form, so a similar challenge awaits.

“They’re top of the table and they’ve been playing ever so well. We’ve got to go with that mindset that we’ve done this before already this season and try and win the game of football,” Bowyer insisted.  

“We go in to the game full of confidence, on the back of two fantastic results and away performances. Back-to-back away victories has been a phenomenal effort from the lads and they’re buzzing.”

The match at Ewood Park will be the second time that Bowyer has returned to Blackburn since leaving the club and with that initial visit out of the way, the focus will solely be on what his players go out and achieve.

“Once you’ve done it for the first time, which we had last year in the cup, it remains a fixture you look out for, but it’s all about the players on Saturday,” he stressed.

Sean Longstaff is expected to return to the match-day squad following injury, while the rest of the players are refreshed after an enforced break due to the postponement of the Northampton Town fixture last weekend.

“We wanted the game on because of the momentum. We were unbeaten in February and are now five games unbeaten.

“It’s something that we couldn’t avoid though and it gave us the opportunity to have a break, and that sometimes does them the world of good as well.

“They’ve worked ever so hard this week and are looking forward to the game,” he added.


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