Holloway refuses to set targets

Last updated : 14 January 2011 By BBC Sport

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway says it is impossible to know how many points teams will need to guarantee Premier League safety this season.The Seasiders have so far collected 28 points from their 20 games following Wednesday's 2-1 win over Liverpool.

"It's really difficult to say but never have so many teams dropped so many points at this stage," Holloway told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"This division is so tough that anything could happen."

The 47-year-old added: "Normally teams in the top four run away with it and there's a huge gap between fifth place and the middle of the table.

Wednesday was a big step because after we got in front we looked really, really solid

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway

"This year, it's quite crazy the way it's going and anybody can beat anybody.

"The three teams that came up last season, us included, have added to the league because nobody expected any of us to attack people away from home."

Holloway also believes the win over Liverpool, which is their second over the Reds this season, shows just how far they have come in their first ever Premier League campaign.

"Hopefully their confidence is growing along and they're starting to feel they're worthy at this level," he said.

"Wednesday was a big step because after we got in front we looked really, really solid. I made a couple of defensive substitutions to protect our lead which made us look even stronger.

"It worked a treat last night. It doesn't always but it certainly did this time."

Source: BBC Sport

Source: BBC Sport