Ollie looking for Carling Cup boost

After routing Wigan 4-0 on the opening day of the Premier League
season, the Seasiders were brought crashing back down to earth as
they were drubbed 6-0 by Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on
Saturday. There may not be much time to work on putting things
right ahead of the trip to League One MK Dons but a cup tie may
just provide Holloway and his players with some time to reflect.
“We were a bit disjointed against Arsenal but that is because of
how good they were,” said the Blackpool boss. “No matter what
happens, I have to try to pick these boys up and give them as much
help as I can tactically. “I could not do anything about it on the
day but hopefully I can work on that on the training ground after
watching the DVD and working with the analyst to get some bits for
the lads to try to help them. “Maybe we will have a lot of tough
Monday mornings after the Saturday, but we did not launch into
horrible tackles, we tried to get it and pass it ourselves –
although we need to sharpen up. “I have got plenty of work because
we have got another game on Tuesday. “We have to concentrate on
whatever we can do and keep trying to do it as best we can – and we
are never going to stop.” Holloway, who admits defence is the key
area to concentrate on, is keen to continue strengthening his squad
right up until the transfer deadline. But he is happy with the
squad of players he has at his disposal. “I don’t think we can do
anything different in terms of the way we play but what I can do is
work that backline a lot more than I have with the choices I have
now got at centre-half – Ian Evatt, Craig Cathcart, Dekel Keinan,
Alex Baptiste and Rob Edwards,” he added. “I can get them working
not too bad. Are they better than the lads I have had before? I
think they are, but I have not really had a chance to work with
them yet. “I need to buy some more players before the transfer
window goes, because I had three against Arsenal who I did not
select and that is all I had. “I need at least five or six more to
give my lads even half a chance to survive anything until January.”