Rovers boss hails counterpart
Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, Bowyer this week revealed that Adkins was one of the first managers he turned to after taking the hotseat six month ago.
“He built a great reputation first and foremost at Scunthorpe and then rightly got headhunted to go to Southampton. Saturday will be a very difficult game for us because of that. I spoke to him in the summer and he was very good with me. He gave me one or two bits of advice that I have taken on board. He was very helpful towards me but I don’t think he will be very helpful on Saturday."
Bowyer has also given an update on his injury news in the run up to the game, with a cluster of players fighting for fitness - including Jordan Rhodes, Grant Hanley and Josh King.