League position doesn’t worry Blackpool boss

Gary Bowyer

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Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer insists it is far too early to worry about the club’s lowly position in the league table.

Last weekend’s 2-2 draw at home to Carlisle saw the Seasiders drop to 18th in League Two, with Bowyer’s men having won only two of their opening eight games.

But the Pool boss said he is satisfied with the players’ performances and believes the league table doesn’t reflect how his side has played.

Bowyer said: “I know that if we keep playing like we have been the results will come.

“The fans have just got to keep supporting and keep believing in the players because the way they are going about it is the way I want this team to play.

“I would like us to show a bit more ruthlessness. If we manage to get a 1-0 win and back it up with a couple more victories, then all of a sudden the league table is changing and confidence will be high.”

Commenting on Pool’s lack of wins, Bowyer said: “It’s not driving me mad.

“Once you take the emotion of last Saturday’s game away and you analyse it, you see that we played well and were very unlucky not to win.

“We’re eight games in with a brand new group of players, and with what has happened previously we are in a position quicker than I thought we would be. But we need to turn that dominance into results.

“The frustration everyone is feeling in the dressing room is a good sign because it shows how much they care and how well they want to do.”

Bowyer revealed that Jack Redshaw and Danny Pugh are the only absentees for tomorrow’s visit to Crewe, a game he is confident of getting a result from.

He added: “I’ve watched Crewe twice and technically they are still very good.

“You only have to look at their results this season to see how good they are, but anybody who watched our last couple of games will have seen we have been very good with the ball ourselves.

“We’ve scored a couple of goals when we’ve gone from our goalkeeper to the back of the net without the opposition touching the ball.

“We have got to keep playing our way and hopefully that will be enough for us.”

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