Good to get away for Holloway

04 February 2011 01:30
Manager Ian Holloway hopes a change of scenery can inspire a change in fortunes for his Blackpool side as they look to end a run of four successive defeats. The Seasiders have been the surprise story of the Barclays Premier League this season and are still reasonably comfortably positioned in 13th place in the table, four points above the relegation zone, despite their recent struggles. Promoted clubs usually rely on their home form to keep them out of trouble but for Blackpool the story has been somewhat different. In fact, they are the only team in the division whose away record is better than their home performance. After not picking up any points from three matches in a row at home - most recently a 3-1 defeat by West Ham on Wednesday - Holloway cannot wait to swap Bloomfield Road for Everton's Goodison Park. He said: "It's definitely more difficult to play at home in this division, for us anyway and the results have proven that. Nearly everybody in the Premier League is very good at blocking you away from home and then counter-attacking. "Our style is definitely counter-attacking, getting forward and having a go. People's home expectations against Blackpool puts pressure on their team to attack us and that will leave space for us. We're just finding it a little bit difficult at home at the moment."

Source: PA