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Blackpool boss Holloway struggling to adjust to Premier League squad quotas

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway says the Premier League squad quota laws have been a nightmare to work with.

Holloway has already discovered that alongside the benefits of reaching the promised land of the Premier League there are also added difficulties, particularly regarding the 25-man squads which must include at least eight 'homegrown' players.

"Before the dust settled on the play-off trophy, they told us what we had to have in place on August 31 and I almost didn't enjoy my holiday," he said.

"In fact, I wish I hadn't had one. It's so far off the chart where we are set up as a club.

"Other clubs have been at this for years and we're light years behind them. If I was a defeatist, I'd say it's almost impossible.

"It's a jigsaw, we need far too many pieces and the picture isn't on our box lid. We were expecting a different box."

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