IAN Holloway is well aware that the Seasiders forthcoming showdown with Wigan is being built up as a potentially pivotal fixture – but he’s having none of it.
Pool take on the Premier League’s bottom club at Bloomfield Road a week on Saturday.
But Holloway believes his players shouldn’t concentrate on one game – he reckons they are capable of winning any match on any given day.
“I’ve already heard people going on about Wigan – it is being made out to be the game that could decide whether we stay up or not,” he said.
“But that’s nonsense as it will decide nothing.
“We can lose our next five and win our last two and still stay up because I believe 39 points will be enough to survive.
“Our season won’t depend on what happens against Wigan.
“Who’s to say Arsenal won’t turn up at Bloomfield Road on a cold Sunday afternoon with our fans roaring and not fancy it?
“It’s unlikely because Arsenal are a class team, but you never know.
“Everyone can beat everyone else in this league on any given day, and we know we are capable of scoring goals and getting victories.
“However, we will have to play better than we did at Fulham.
“We’ve got to get back to our attacking ways and against Arsenal, with the ground bouncing, the fans can help us do that.”
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