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Ollie: Let's Keep Our Feet On The Floor

28 August 2012

Manager Aims For Consistency

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has expressed his delight following The Seasiders' start to the season, yet he's keen to ensure that the players build on it.

A 6-0 victory over Ipswich Town on Saturday made it three from three in the npower Championship, leaving Pool top of the pile and two points clear.

"We didn't do that at all last year, win three in a row," Ollie said. "We've done it so let's get on with it. There's an absolutely long way to go, and I don't think that was as good a performance as the Leeds game to be honest with you. 

"But let's keep our feet on the floor and keep working really hard. You haven't got to be a genius to work out that you have to be consistent, and that's as good a week as I've had for quite a while."

Despite scoring 10 goals so far, a number of defensive performances have also caught the manager's eye. The Seasiders have conceded just the one goal so far, and the maturity of Neal Eardley is something that Ollie was quick to mention, as well as the form of Alex Baptiste.

"Neal Eardley is playing completely brilliantly and he's doing it without that much pressure at the moment," he said. "I'm delighted with the way he's maturing.
"I made a mistake a few years ago where I kept moving Baps (to right-back) but I'm not moving him at all. He's my unmovable object and I don't care who plays next to him because you'll have to be a good player to get him out of my team at the moment," he added.

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