“I want Pool supporters to have expectation,” says Holloway

Tom Ince salutes the Pool fans after 1-1 draw with Barnsley
Tom Ince salutes the Pool fans after 1-1 draw with Barnsley
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IAN Holloway says he would be pleased if supporters left Oakwell on Saturday disappointed.

Blackpool had to make do with a 1-1 draw after dominating long spells of the Championship game at Barnsley.

And the Seasiders boss thinks the new expectation levels among supporters is a huge compliment to him and his players.

“I want the supporters to have great expectation,” he said.

“We have to come to places with the expectation of winning now – we’ve never had that in our lives. We’ve always been underdogs and I’m enjoying it.

“It’s up to our lads to step up to the challenge and I think they did on Saturday.

“The stats from Saturday were very good and that’s why people expect us to win, I hope they keep doing it.

“I want us to try to be favourites and try to win every game. What a credit that is to us.

“The lads have to be humble, though, and work their socks off like we’ve always done.”

Tom Ince’s goal on the half-hour cancelled out an opener from Tykes forward Craig Davies.

Blackpool enjoyed the bulk of the possession and created a number of decent chances without being able to sneak a winner.

They were cheered on by almost 3,000 travelling fans at a sun-drenched Oakwell and Holloway added: “I thought it was a fantastic game of football.”