BIG-spending Leicester don’t hold any fears for the Seasiders – Ian Holloway is going all-out attack at the King Power Stadium tonight.
The Seasiders boss is making no apologies for playing what he calls “roulette-style” football, claiming his idea of a good game is plenty of goalmouth action at both ends.
Holloway watched the goalless Swansea v Aston Villa game on Sunday and was unimpressed.
The Pool boss said: “It was fine to a point but how many shots did either team have and how boring is that? Goals are absolutely vital.
“I like to see action at both ends. Maybe we concede too many goals, maybe the style we play will be a bit like roulette – but surely it is about entertaining the fans?
“If your goalie is making a great save, it means the game has something about it.
“In our game on Saturday, we were trying to score, so were Birmingham and it was great.
“That Premier League game on Sunday was all a big mish-mash in midfield and I’m not sure I like that.
“I like to see attempts at goal and goalies making saves.”
Such a mindset illustrates why Holloway has signed up so many attackers – he wants as many options as possible to breach the opposition defence.
Quite who he’ll choose up front tonight – especially with Kevin Phillips fit again (though Craig Cathcart and Keith Southern again miss out) – is anybody’s guess, though one man is definitely pencilled in to start.
“Lomana LuaLua has given us something different from anyone else, probably from anyone else that I’ve ever had,” said the boss, who was blown away by the frontman’s performance in Saturday’s 2-2 draw.
“The ball sticks with him and you can do all sorts of things off that.
“But it isn’t just him – young Callum McManaman has given us a different dimension and Tom Ince could too.
“And with Matt Phillips coming back the way he is, I have loads of different options and it is about trying to get the right mix.
“But Lua has a point to prove and I think that sums up Blackpool – we are always going to have a point to prove. I think he suits us.”
Pool can consolidate a top-six position with victory over the Foxes.