Blackpool have been labelled as the Championship's "surprise package" by Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies.
The Tangerines continue to dispell all pre-season predictions and lie seventh in the table, two points behind Swansea but with a vastly superior goal difference.
Davies, whose side travel to Blackpool this weekend, has told his club's official website: "I think they have been a surprise package. Ian has done a great job at Blackpool.
"You can go through their squad and they've got people like Billy Clarke, Hameur Bouazza, Jason Euell, Ben Burgess, DJ Campbell, Stephen Dobbie and Brett Ormerod - strikers with great experience."