Blackpool boss Bowyer praises big push against Posh

Blackpool celebrate their equaliser against Peterborough
Blackpool celebrate their equaliser against Peterborough

Gary Bowyer was pleased at the way his Blackpool side backed up Tuesday’s win at Wigan Athletic by adding another point to their tally at home to Peterborough United.

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Nathan Delfouneso’s fourth goal of the season in first-half injury time cancelled out Jack Marriott’s 20th-minute opener to earn the Seasiders what could turn out to be a priceless point come the end of the season.
The Seasiders showed strength and resolve to come from a goal down against a strong Posh side on Sunday and pick up a draw that extends the gap between themselves and the League One drop zone to three points.
And although it stretches Pool’s winless run at Bloomfield Road to 10 games, Bowyer was satisfied with the result.
He said: “Leading into the game, we spoke about needing to back up Tuesday night’s win and we certainly did that.
“I thought first half we looked a bit leggy from Tuesday’s exploits and conceded a bit of a soft goal.
“But the response was terrific and we scored the best goal in the game with a wonderful build-up, as we so often do. We got into them at half-time and as a result the way we started the second half was fantastic.
“We played at a really high tempo and intensity, but we just lacked a bit of care in the final third.
“But again, I don’t see how we don’t get a penalty – there’s a clear foul on Kelvin Mellor. I don’t know what we have to do to get one this season.
“But big Armand (Gnanduillet) should win it for us at the end.
“It was just his decision- making that let him down and I think that’s what the issue was for us in the final third all game.
“Nathan Delfouneso has a chance to set somebody up but they go up the other end and put the ball in the back of our net, so it’s about taking that care.
“We’ve just got to keep working on that but all praise to the players for how they’ve gone about it.”
Sunday’s draw came just hours after Bowyer’s Fleetwood counterpart Uwe Rosler was sacked following Town’s dismal 3-0 defeat at Doncaster Rovers.
Bowyer knows Rosler well and firmly believes the German won’t be out of the game for too long.
He added: “It’s the same for any manager when they lose their job – it’s not a pleasant time.
“I’m sure Uwe will take time to reflect and it won’t be long until he finds himself back involved in football again.”
Speculation has begun among some Blackpool fans that Bowyer may be tempted to make the move up the Fylde coast.
Asked if he would have any interest in the vacancy, Bowyer laughed before declining to comment.