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Holloway Proud Of Players

The Seasiders have been wobbling in recent times, but Tuesday night's win over Middlesbrough seems to have reignited their season and manager Ian Holloway has taken time out to speak of his pride of his players, saluting and hailing their spirit and character.

'After three defeats in a row everybody was writing us off,' he said.

'But the lads were terrific and showed some real character, and we are going to have to continue to do that from now until the end of the season.

'I am confident we can do that though because we have some real quality in our squad.

'We've had a little wobble recently because we stopped doing the things we should.'

However, the gaffer did admit that perhaps the pressure of expectation had gotten to his charges in recent weeks.

'The lads have had to get over a bit of a shock. We were not used to being in that position in the table, up at the top,' he said.

'Maybe we are more of an underdog type team.

'We are not used to being up there and to be in a position where we had the opportunity to go fourth, as we did a few weeks ago.'

Holloway also praised groundsman Stan Ruby for maintaining the Bloomfield Road pitch as best as possible during the harsh winter weather.

'Stan Raby, our groundsman, is fantastic. But he'd be even better if we get the right equipment,' he said.

'We've now got covers which we put on the pitch to protect it from bad weather. But with those going on there is no grass on the pitch. We could do with some of those lights, which some clubs use and which help the grass grow.

'Whether we borrow it or nick it, we need it.'




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Date:Friday February 19 2010

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