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Bowyer: Should Be Taking Something

Manager On Final Day Defeat at Rotherham

5 May 2018

Manager Gary Bowyer felt Blackpool should have taken something from this evening’s game at Rotherham United after a much improved second-half display.

The Seasiders fell to a 1-0 defeat at New York Stadium, yet had numerous opportunities to return to Bloomfield Road with at least a point.

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

Difference in halves.

I think first-half we were abysmal, nowhere near it. We had to tell them that at half-time and we got a hell of a reaction. We should be taking something away with the amount of chances we had second-half. I’m really disappointed, I now have to take that away with me all summer.

The opportunities to score.

You’ve had Nathan Delfouneso’s chance, you’ve had Ollie Turton’s chance at the death, and Mark Cullen’s adamant that he should have had a penalty.

The last 20 minutes sums our season up. Why do we have to go behind to get the reaction that we had? That’s the disappointing thing coming here. We were stuck on the motorway for three hours, but that’s no excuse for the first-half because they’ve then produced that in the second-half.

Discussions with out of contract players.

Talks are ongoing and I’d love to get as many of them done as quickly as possible, but I understand the market and I understand the players that we’ve had contract talks with have improved their games since they first came in to the building. They’ll be looking to get the best possible deals that they can get and I understand that, that’s the game.


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