Trio axed by Holloway

08 February 2010 03:17
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has axed a trio of players from his squad to face Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday after they were spotted enjoying a night out at the weekend. The Seasiders slumped to a 2-1 home defeat against Leicester on Saturday and Barry Bannan, Neal Eardley and Ishmel Demontagnac - who all featured against the Foxes - were spotted in a Blackpool nightspot in the early hours of Sunday morning. Holloway has accused all three of lacking professionalism and dropped them from the party that will travel to Hillsborough on Tuesday. Holloway said: "You can't hide a thing in Blackpool and I'm very, very disappointed in them. "I've dropped them from squad the squad as I want to send out a message that I won't have that. "Do they think the time that they got in is acceptable especially when they had training or treatment on Sunday morning? We are professionals and going out in the town after a defeat is not a professional thing to do."

Source: PA