Appleton eyes win at Palace
Michael Appleton insists Blackpool will approach their
Championship clash with Crystal Palace as any other game despite
the presence of former Tangerines boss Ian Holloway in the
Holloway ended his successful spell with Blackpool only 35 days
ago by choosing to move to Crystal Palace.
He has since led Palace to second in the table but now comes up
against his former club, who are unbeaten since Appleton’s arrival
“If we can get three points I’ll be absolutely delighted,”
Appleton told the club’s official website. “It doesn’t matter who
it is against.
“Everyone else is going to play the game up, probably a little
bit more than a normal game between Palace and Blackpool,
“It’s a big, big game because we want to go there and keep an
unbeaten run going and they’re up there at the top of the league,
and deservedly so.
“Until this point they’ve been one of the two most consistent
teams in the division and that’s why they are where they are.
“They’ve got a lot of talent, especially in the wide areas, that
we need to nullify if we can.
“I think from a fans’ point of view they’ll be desperate for the
players to do well and I’m sure that will add a little bit of extra
spice to the atmosphere.
“But from a game point of view, we know what their strengths and
weaknesses are and we’ll try and nullify their strengths and open
them up on their weaknesses.”