A FULLY fit Blackpool squad travelled to Barnsley today with a warning from Ian Holloway ringing in their ears.
The Seasiders have enjoyed a superb start to their season and stand top of the Championship table with nine points out of 12.
But after losing last time out at Leicester, manager Holloway is concerned his side’s fine start could turn into a very average one.
The Pool boss said: “The next game is so important to how you look at the start we’ve made.
“If we lost at Barnsley, they’ll be on the same number of points as us, so how good a start would we have actually made?
“We have to keep remembering that our good start can be turned into a bad one so quickly.
“You need 10 or 12 games before you can tell who’s going to be a decent side.
“It’s OK getting carried away with things but we have a lot to do. Yes we won one game 6-0 ... but I’d have preferred six 1-0 wins.
“I have to make sure I keep on at them and they continue to give us their best.”
Pool face three games in ten days, with home games against Middlesbrough and Huddersfield to follow tomorrow’s Tykes test.
And Holloway thinks he’ll know much more about where his side is at after those games.
“Our last league game was a defeat and we’ve got to turn that around now,” he added.
“We have double our current points tally to play for in the next week. All we’ve done so far is alert people that we aren’t a bad side.