Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer requires two windows to rebuild squad

  • Posted on: 12 July 2017
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Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer believes that he needs to make business across two transfer windows in order to get the club to his standards.

The Seasiders are gearing up for a busy period in the summer after having released as many as 10 players following a much-needed promotion from League Two. Bowyer was instrumental towards the play-off promotion in his first season at the club, and he is now keen to keep the club in the third tier in order to lay the foundation for another promotion push.

He said, via Blackpool Gazzette: “Our promotion is a great example of giving a manager time. You can’t expect them to do it in one window. It’s nigh on impossible. People don’t appreciate the job and the amount of effort that goes into it. I was speaking to a Premier League manager after our play-off final win and he told me just to enjoy the moment because it’s so difficult nowadays for managers when it comes to the amount of stick we have to contend with.”

Blackpool had plummeted from the highs of the Premier League to the League One in just six seasons, and most of the blame has been placed on the Oyston family who continue to hold ownership of the club. Fans visibly showed the anger towards the Oystons during the Play-off final victory where just 6,000 turned out in support of their beloved team.

Bloomfield Road once hosted the big boys from the Premier League, but the club are now in a restoration phase with Bowyer keen to preserve the club’s League One status at the least next season. Blackpool held the third-best defence in their division last term, and they will have to maintain a similar resolve at the back in order to stay clear of the drop zone.