Ian Holloway happy to be "under the radar"

Ian Holloway
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Ian Holloway is hoping that a lack of acknowledgement from the media could help his Blackpool side gain promotion this season.

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway believes that his side have not been given the credit that they deserve this season.

The Tangerines secured a Championship play-off spot by defeating Burnley 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Holloway believes that his squad's performance have been worthy of greater praise from the media.

However, he is hoping that it could work in their favour as they look to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

"Maybe people don't fancy us, but who cares. It's going to be difficult for anybody to face us," the boss told BBC Radio Lancashire. "It was funny because no one's mentioned us. They mentioned all the other games but they didn't mention us against Leeds in the one paper I read.

"They mentioned Middlesbrough, they mentioned Birmingham almost cementing their place, they mentioned Cardiff almost cementing their place.

"I was fuming, but my wife said 'don't worry, just sneak under the radar and keep enjoying it' and that's what it's all about."

Blackpool are currently fourth in the Championship table.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CBournemouth462612898455390
3Norwich CityNorwich4625111088484086
4Middlesbrough4625101168373185
5Brentford462391478591978
6Ipswich TownIpswich4622121272541878
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves4622121270561478
8Derby CountyDerby4621141185562977
9Blackburn RoversBlackburn461716136659767
10Birmingham CityBirmingham461615155464-1063
11Cardiff CityCardiff461614165761-462
12Charlton AthleticCharlton461418145460-660
13Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds461418144349-660
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest461514177169259
15Leeds UnitedLeeds461511205061-1156
16Huddersfield TownHuddersfield451315175875-1754
17Fulham461410226283-2152
18Bolton WanderersBolton461312215467-1351
19Reading461311224869-2150
20Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton461017194454-1047
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham461116194667-2146
RMillwall46914234276-3441
RWigan AthleticWigan46912253964-2539
RBlackpool45413283691-5525