IAN Holloway has vowed that Pool will hit Bolton with all they’ve got in today’s make-or-break Premier League scrap.
The Seasiders could go down if they lose and other results go against them over the course of the weekend.
But if they are to be relegated, Holloway’s men won’t leave the top flight without putting up a fight – and the plan is to sock it to Bolton big-time.
The manager said: “It is simple. We are going to throw everything at them – the kitchen sink, the lot – absolutely everything.”
“We have to try to hit them as early as we can. They are a good side but so are we.
“I watched Tottenham play Man City in midweek and it just made me think how well we played against them.
“We have taken four points off Spurs this season. If we can do that against Bolton (they drew 2-2 at the Reebok), then get one off Manchester United or maybe nick all three, then who knows? We might have to do it the hard way.
“But we can’t think about United yet. I think a very good Bolton side will turn up at our place.Yes, they’ve wobbled of late and have lost their last three. To keep sticking to the highs is very difficult in this level.
“Obviously to be on the receiving end of how Stoke played against them in the FA Cup semi-final has been disappointing for Bolton and probably hard to handle.
“But if there is anyone who can get them out of that it is Owen Coyle.
“He is the most positive fella I’ve ever met.
“He has done a fantastic job there.
“If I had all the money in the world, I’d buy the three points off him right now if I could! Unfortunately that won’t happen and we are really going to have to earn the points because he has some great players.”
Holloway hopes the elements abate for the 12.45pm kick-off
“I just hope it won’t be as windy as it has been this week because our training has been completely ruined at times.
“The Stoke game was difficult because of it and we really don’t want those conditions again for such an important match.”
Whatever today’s outcome, Pool will be in limbo for the next 24 hours, with fellow relegation battlers Wigan, West Ham and Birmingham all in action tomorrow.