Holloway keeps Seasiders grounded

15 August 2010 12:13
Manager Ian Holloway has urged his Blackpool players to keep their feet on the ground despite a stunning 4-0 victory over Wigan Athletic on the opening day of the new season. A first-half brace by new signing Marlon Harewood after Gary Taylor-Fletcher had broken the deadlock in the 16th minute put the Seasiders in charge at the DW Stadium. Taylor-Fletcher turned home Harewood's cross while Alex Baptiste scored the fourth with 15 minutes left. It was a remarkable start to life in the top-flight for Blackpool, but afterwards Holloway was keen to avoid the threat of complacency. "I'm so proud of these boys," he said. "Some of them only shipped up this week and I had to introduce everybody to each other. "We've still got to have our feet on the ground. "We have got a long, long way to go to get to that target to stay in this wonderful Premier League. "The win is fantastic for the boys to start believing in themselves and keep the momentum going." Meanwhile, Holloway has admitted he is still on the lookout for new players before the transfer window closes at the end of August. He added: "Hopefully, we'll get it sorted and bring some more in because, if you look at the games we've got and the rules, we are miles behind everybody."

Source: ESA