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Blackpool: The Opposition View

Bowyer not getting carried away with start

15 September 2017

Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer has seen his side go unbeaten in six games but will not be getting carried away with his side’s return to League 1.

“A good start is all it is at this moment” he said. “We have played good football. We have had different challenges along the way and we are still learning, still growing.

“They are a young team but they came through a tough test on Tuesday and we are delighted with that.”

Blackpool won 3-1 at fellow new boys Plymouth on Tuesday and Bowyer was delighted with the team’s respose after going a goal behind:

“We should have dealt with their goal better but I was pleased with the response from the team, the character. When that goal went in, I turned to the bench and said, ‘We will see what we are about now’. They really stepped up another level and I’m really delighted with them. The two goals we scored after that were fantastic strikes.

“You are defined by the actions and reactions to the challenges put in front of you and we have reacted really well. We are developing a very good mentality but that has to continue.”

Sean Longstaff and Nathan Delfouneso overcame injury and illness respectively to make the bench against Plymouth on Tuesday. The pair appeared as substitutes, with Delfouenso scoring in a 3-1 victory, and have reported no adverse effects since.

Bowyer remains without former United striker Armand Gnanduillet (thigh), Mark Cullen (hamstring) and Jim McAllister (broken leg).

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