Ian Holloway calls out Blackpool fans

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Ian Holloway has urged Blackpool fans to get behind the team.

Former Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has told the SkySports FL72 Podcast that he wants to see the club's fans support manager Neil McDonald at all costs.

Holloway believes McDonald can be a success for the Tangerines and help them climb up the League One table.

Blackpool are 22nd in the table of 24 teams, with three wins from 11 games so far, but Holloway has warned fans need to put their anger at club chairman Karl Oyston aside and show their unrelenting support for the club.

He said: "I think they can (kick on), I've got no reason at all thinking they can't providing the manager and chairman are still together, and even the manager if he supports the chairman he's losing with the fans.

"What do they want him to do, what do they want him to say?

"For me, when I was there, they helped me tremendously, it was a joint effort, we could never have achieved if the fans hadn't bought into what we were trying to do with the players."

Holloway raises somewhat of a dilemma for supporters who are vehemently opposed to Karl Oyston remaining in charge of the club, but need to protest and make their disapproval clear without having a negative impact on the actual team.

Blackpool had won just one of their first nine games, but under McDonald they have won their last two matches, including a win over last season's defeated play-off finalists Swindon Town.

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