Holloway sets Pool points target

The Seasiders are only eight points off current pace setters

Chelsea and currently boast the best away record in the division

after registering three wins on their travels so far. Holloway

accepts that gap is never going to match where the clubs will

finish the season, but the Tangerines tactician has outlined what

he believes the promoted club require in order to preserve their

top flight status. The Pool manager told the Blackpool Gazette: “If

we end up with anything like a third of the points the team that

finishes top has, then I’ll be absolutely chuffed as a badger.

“That would mean we’ll have well over 30 or 35 points because teams

that win this league are that good – they are over 60 points better

than that.” Holloway admitted Blackpool still face an uphill battle

to get themselves in England’s top tier, despite their fine start

to the season. He added: “The reality is that two teams who

finished 21 and 32 points above us in the Championship last season

are now with us in this division, so where on earth are these three

teams that are going to be worse than us?” There’s only one answer

for the Seasiders boss: “We’ve got to stay solid, keep working and

trying to perform to a level which is good enough for this league.

“I think on Sunday we did that, particularly in the first half.

“But I hope everybody in Blackpool thinks this is the best trip

they’ve ever been on.”