Ian Holloway said Blackpool must win at home to Bolton on Saturday to give themselves a realistic chance of Premier League survival.A late rally at the end of last season saw Holloway’s men gatecrash the Championship Play-offs to win promotion to the top tier.
Holloway will need more magic at the end of this term for his men to escape from the relegation zone.
“We have to do what we can – which is win. We have one home game left and we have to win it to give ourselves any sort of chance,” Holloway said.
“For us this is as big as it gets – bigger than last season’s Play-off final.”
“We will approach the game as we always do – attack and try to score. Just try to score more than them – it is really simple.”
Holloway is targeting four points out of Blackpool’s last two games, and given their final match is away to champions-elect Manchester United, victory in this weekend’s game becomes all the more important.
“In my opinion we can get four points out of six. That would be a bigger achievement than winning the Championship Play-off final last season,” he said.
“I think we will need four points because the other teams play each other so I think we will need a win and a draw.”
“A lot of people who hear me saying that might think it is not worth it and give up but we have done the impossible before and we can do it again.”
Defender David Carney is ruled out with a shoulder problem.