Holloway on Leicester clash

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IAN Holloway says his record against this evening’s opponents Leicester City makes him “sick and fed up”.

The Pool boss has failed to win against his former club since taking over at Bloomfield Road over three years ago.

Holloway suffered relegation during his six-month spell as Foxes boss, and would love nothing more continue his side’s great form against his former employees in today’s Sky-televised clash (kick-off 5.20pm).

He said: “My time at Leicester helped me with my life and really helped me with my job at Blackpool.

“I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing here without what happened to me at Leicester.

“The fans can do what they like. They support their own fantastic football club and good luck to them, just not on Saturday.”

Holloway travelled to Leicester with an almost fully-fit 22-man squad yesterday in search of a fourth straight Championship win.

But the Pool boss knows it’s not going to be an easy game.

He said: “I’ve never seen a performance like theirs at Blackburn last Saturday. The aggression in their running, their pressure and the vibe about how they played – they didn’t deserve to lose.”

Holloway expects to be met with boos this evening but doesn’t sound concerned, nor does he have regrets about his time there.

“I don’t listen to the boos or the cheers anymore, he said.

“I can guarantee Leicester fans that every single day I went into that club I tried my best.

“Whatever I seemed to do there didn’t really work, but there wasn’t one day I gave up, not ever.”

“I’ve learned from that awful feeling and I was strong enough to look at what I did, dust myself down and get back going.”