Blackpool boss Ian Holloway says the target for next season is to stay up.

Holloway's men travel to Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and head to Liverpool's Anfield in three of their first four away games.

To describe it as tough is an understatement, but Holloway isn't one to shy from a challenge.

"We have a great opportunity to say to the world 'look at what Blackpool can do'," said the boss. "I am still bursting with pride from what we did last season.

"When I think of the away games at Peterborough and the play-off games at Nottingham Forest and Wembley, the fans were just magnificent.

"I don't want them to lose that optimism-we're going to need all of it next season and then a bit more - but I want to keep people's feet on the ground."