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That was the message from people in Blackpool as the resort gets behind the Seasiders in their quest for Premier League survival.

The whole town is pinning its hopes on the Tangerines overcoming Manchester United in tomorrow’s season-ending clash at Old Trafford.

And Pool boss Ian Holloway has described the epic game as “bigger than Wembley” in reference to last season’s victorious Premier League promotion play-off final.

He added: “This is way bigger than anything we’ve had before. This is the ultimate challenge - it is bigger than Wembley.

“Instead of beating Cardiff, which we did last year, we’ve got to beat Manchester United. At their place. And even that might not be enough because we could actually win and still go down.

“Someone told me that a couple of days ago and it was the most depressing news I’d ever heard.

“I thought because Wolves and Blackburn were playing it would guarantee us staying up.

“Turns out it’s not. But not to worry - we just need to get three points and give ourselves the best possible chance of staying in this marvellous, wonderful division ... which is what the whole of Blackpool wants us to do.”