Holloway is a Blackpool believer

The Seasiders have found wins hard to come by since the turn of the

year and face a scrap for their survival in the final four games,

with only goal difference keeping their out of the bottom three.

But Holloway has urged the Bloomfield Road crowds to stay patient

with the top-flight newcomers and believes they have already

overachieved. “Some of the performances we’ve put in this season –

particularly in October and November when we lost only one in six

and won three – are pinch-yourself stuff,” he told the Blackpool

Gazette. “But that will never always be the case at this level. Yet

when the bubble did burst, all of a sudden everyone is looking to

blame someone. “It is like, ‘Who can we blame?’ Well, blame the

level. We are trying our best to compete, even though we are light

years behind everyone else in terms of what we’ve got and where

we’ve come from. “We had to grab people in the summer and in

January, and we are trying to fit them all in in a short space of

time because we are playing catch up. “So don’t look to blame

people and certainly don’t blame my players. If you want to blame

someone, blame me, but plenty of other teams have had bad runs and

are in trouble, and they’ve all been in this league for a while and

had a head start on us. “I’m just delighted with the way the lads

have acquitted themselves and I am totally convinced we will get

some fantastic results in places we’re not supposed to and will do

the miracle, which is stay up. I honestly, totally believe it.”