Ollie plots route to survival

BY foxsports • September 10, 2010

That's why he has drawn up a detailed plan so the players know exactly what their routine is. Next up are Newcastle with Holloway anxious to build on a good start that has seen his side take four points from a possible nine. He said: "We have just given the players a two-month schedule. My staff have produced it. "They will know what day they are off and what day they are in. They know it will be morning and afternoon. "The defenders will be doing certain things as will the midfielders and forwards. "This is the most comprehensive document that I have ever produced in my career and I am looking forward to implementing it. "We want to leave a mark on this world, so that people remember how well our team played and how well the supporters behaved. "The secret of this club is that the fans are embracing what we are trying to do. They are in their element. It is quite unbelievable. We want this great feeling to continue." Newcastle won the corresponding fixture in the Championship last season by a comfortable 4-1 margin on their way to automatic promotion. Holloway is Blackpool are better equipped a season on after securing their Premier League place through the play-offs. He made 11 new signings in the summer and said: " It is nice to have a settled squad. Now it is a case of trying to bed them in. "We got thrashed at Newcastle last season and I was at bit embarrassed by it all. "However even in the bad times I will carry on trying to encourage my players to keep playing the type of football I want. "My job is to try and find people with the right character, who still have something to prove in the game." The arrival of DJ Campbell from Leicester on transfer deadline day has strengthened Holloway's attacking options. Marlon Harewood could return against Newcastle - where he had a spell on loan - following an ankle injury while Luke Varney is looking to retain his place after scoring on his debut in the 2-2 draw with Fulham. Campbell scored 11 goals during a loan spell at Bloomfield Road in the second half of last season and Holloway wants the 29-year to replicate that form among the elite. Holloway said: "We would not be where we are today without his contribution last season. "We have some hard work to do to convince people that the boy will score at every level he plays in. But I am delighted to be working with him again."


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