Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has made no apologies for fielding a weakened side in the Carling Cup.
The Premier League newcomers went out of the competition in the second round to MK Dons, two divisions below them.
Holloway did not attend the match and went to Scunthorpe's tie against Sheffield Wednesday instead, with reports linking him to visiting striker Marcus Tudgay.
Holloway, who refused to comment on the speculation, said: "With the greatest respect to MK Dons, the team I put out there, the players needed a game.
"That game has gone and we are out of the cup. Was I bothered? No. That was the strongest team I could risk after last Saturday and what I have got this Saturday.
"My priority is to bring enough players here to give us half a chance to get enough points by January so we don't go mad in the market again and we keep our Premier League status. That is what it is all about."