Ian Holloway believes Blackpool's run-in is preferable to those of their rivals in the Barclays Premier League relegation battle.

The Seasiders could have given their survival bid a major boost with victory over Stoke at Bloomfield Road but were held to a 0-0 draw, ensuring they remain firmly in the scrap with three matches left to play.

Holloway's team take on Bolton in their final home game between trips to Tottenham and Manchester United, and the manager said: "I think the run-in is vital, in terms of who we have got compared to who other people have got."

He added: "If we had teams like Wolves or West Ham at home or away - I'd much rather take these ones.

"It might sound crazy, but our fans will be right up for Tottenham away and Manchester United away, and we have got Bolton here.

"When you look at those games - who knows? There are a lot of games you wouldn't have given us a chance in this year, but we've managed to produce things."

In the reverse fixtures earlier this season, Blackpool defeated Tottenham 3-1, drew 2-2 at Bolton and were 2-0 up against United only to eventually go down 3-2.

The Tangerines have certainly caught plenty of people by surprise in their maiden Premier League campaign and although it may yet end with a return to the npower Championship, Holloway is delighted to have taken the club's fans on what has been a remarkable journey.

"We've created a monster," Holloway said.

"That's what you do when you give somebody their dreams. It's all in our hands and we could shatter their dreams, but if we do stay up, how hard is next season going to be, to give it to them again?"

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