Holloway: St Mary’s isn’t scary

Ian Holloway
Ian Holloway
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IAN Holloway can’t wait to try to dent Southampton’s unblemished home record.

After seeing off a tough Reading side at Bloomfield Road last weekend, Holloway is buoyant heading to the St Mary’s Stadium for Saturday’s Sky-televised lunchtime clash with the Championship leaders.

Nigel Adkins’ Saints are flying, especially on their own patch.

Aiming for a second successive promotion, they have won all ten games on home soil ... but that doesn’t scare Holloway.

The Pool boss said: “The fact they have been doing so well makes me even more excited about it.

“They have been blazing a trail. They have all that momentum.

“They have been really consistent, which is hard to do in this league because it is so competitive.

“They might have had the odd defeat lately (they have lost two of their last three, at Doncaster and Bristol City) but their bandwagon doesn’t really look like coming off the tracks. Their home record is fantastic.

“But this is the kind of challenge my players and I thrive on. We think we are a pretty good side ourselves and we will love going there.

“We have to keep nicking points and staying up and around the top, and we think we can.”