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Holloway: Character Was Vital To Win

3 October 2012

Ollie Pleased With Hull Turnaround

Ian Holloway was delighted with the determination and spirit his side showed after coming from behind to grab all three points at the KC Stadium.

Kevin Phillips and Nouha Dicko both came off the bench to score the vital goals that turned the game on its head, after The Seasiders found themselves 2-1 behind early in the second half.

"I thought the character after that (going 2-1 down), we didn't look like we did at the weekend, we didn't look like we were going to panic and we actually stepped up then and played and got in it," said Ollie.

"We didn't create as much as I would want, but we are away and I just felt the longer the game went on the more chance we would have of coming back."

Kevin Phillips scored his first of the season, while Dicko grabbed his third of the campaign after coming on as a substitute and Holloway certainly appreciates those who can change a game.

"Tonight the substitutions I had available to me were gold dust and it's that vital that we keep digging in and keep going."

The importance of getting back to winning ways after two straight defeats is not to be underestimated, but Holloway wants his side to continue to develop and learn.

"We almost think that we are going to steamroller teams with our passing but that isn't going to be the case. We've got to learn how tough this is.

"The way they're feeling now, it bodes well for their fitness and our togetherness and realising that it isn't all doom and gloom if someone has the ball for a bit and scores a goal against you.

"We're Blackpool and we'll keep going.

"That's what I've done since I've been here and I want them to take that on and I thought tonight they totally did," added Ollie.

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