Ollie is wary of feeling the Blues

Angel Martinez hopes to keep his place for the Everton tie.
Angel Martinez hopes to keep his place for the Everton tie.
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IAN Holloway says he has plenty to fear about going to Goodison Park.

Despite the excitement among the fans about Pool’s FA Cup visit to Everton in ten days’ time, the manager is staying grounded.

Holloway said: “Of course we go there with something to fear because we lost 5-3 the last time we went there.”

“They are a Premier League team and we aren’t, but we will go and enjoy ourselves, and try and put our mark on the game.

“We played so well last night. I thought we looked like a foreign team rather than an English team with the way we passed it, and we have to try and replicate that at Everton’s place.

“It is a very tough place to go and they will be favourites but let’s see what we can do.”


And Holloway gave a clue as to who might be in his starting line-up, adding: “We will have Roman Bednar available for the Everton game because he isn’t cup-tied.

“He just couldn’t play last night because of the timing of his signing on deadline day.

“We’ll have loads of players available for the game and I will pick a side I think can get a result.

“But it is all about the ones who play putting a shift in, and at Sheffield Wednesday that was as good a performance as I have seen for a long time. I liked everything about it.”

Holloway’s side face two Championship games before the Everton tie – they take on Portsmouth at Bloomfield Road on Saturday and head to Doncaster next Tuesday.

The manager added: “They are big games and we will concentrate fully on them before we even think about Everton.”

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