Holloway hits back after fan abuse

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“KEEP your feet on the ground” – that’s the message to Pool fans from Ian Holloway.

The Pool boss said he was abused by a supporter ahead of Tuesday’s game at the KC Stadium.

Pool won a dramatic match 3-2 but had won only one of their previous five and Holloway has, quite rightly, hit back at the abuse.

He revealed: “When I got off the coach a Blackpool fan gave me a bit of stick. I don’t need to sort anything out – that’s my little message to him.

“To think, it was a Blackpool fan who stood by the coach and shouted at me. I think it’s nonsensical.

“I’d ask him what exactly I need to sort out. I think he should sort his life out. Think about all the teams you’ve had at this club before, all the times this club struggled, and compare them to now.

“I think you should be very proud and thankful of where we are.”

Holloway’s full squad was back at their Squires Gate training ground this morning to prepare for Saturday’s home clash against Charlton.

While the first team were given yesterday off, the unused players took on the Development Squad in a behind closed doors game.

Pool aim to go into the season’s second international break on a high, and Holloway hopes supporters carry on backing the side.

He added: “The fans are outstanding here – they back the team all the way. “I was so surprised by that (abuse) on Tuesday but I suppose the hype gets to some people. Every manager will probably get the same.

“I just feel that, even in the Huddersfield match, we more than held our own and had more than enough chances.

“I know what we are doing at this club, and if someone who calls himself a supporter doesn’t, I suggest he keeps his comments to himself. With the greatest respect, keep your feet on the ground!”