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.”