Holloway prepares for changes

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has admitted that he faces a massive test of his capabilities in the Premier League next season.

The Seasiders are early favourites for an immediate return to the Championship, with Holloway aware that he has to deal with the transfer window among other new regulations.

He told the Blackpool Gazette:"We face a complete culture shock and a complete change of everything we have ever thought about as a football club.

"I'm going to have a big iron door shut on me on August 31, when I need to have 25 players who I can use until January.

"You are only allowed two players on loan from Premier League clubs at any one time. My chairman's first question was can we borrow from the Championship, which I don't know if anyone has ever done.

"I can't use emergency loans like last season, so we have all sorts of problems.

"People think I have £90million hanging out of my pocket and can suddenly join the big boys, but we won't do that.

"You only have to look at all Hull's problems. They had a great start, then added and added to it and all of sudden the wheels came off. We can't afford to do that.

"I have a fantastic bunch of lads and I want to reward that, but I want to try to add tricky people in wide areas who can unlock a few defences."

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