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Spanish trip gives Holloway ideas for new Blackpool tactics

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway spent the international break in Spain learning new techniques at various training grounds. He now hopes to put these into practise as Blackpool battle against the drop, starting on Sunday against Fulham.

He is now planning to implement those skills, starting on Sunday against Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Holloway said: "I went on a fact-finding mission to Spain and saw things that convinced me I know what I am talking about.

"I am going to tweak what I do and try to get even more of the ball the way Spanish teams do. I have come back with some different things that I need to add to the team."

Holloway has already won praise from his peers in Blackpool's debut season in the Premier League.

In a poll of top-flight managers, 80% of them named the Tangerines the team of the season.

Holloway said: "It is fantastic that people are saying nice things about my side but it doesn't get you points.

"Part of the reason I came back into the game was that I actually wanted to make a difference and produce a product I would pay to watch. It is just the start for me."

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