Holloway hopes for Cinderella story

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Ian Holloway believes Blackpool can achieve their fairytale ending by beating Barclays Premier League champions Manchester United in the final game of the season next Sunday.

The Seasiders kept their survival hopes alive with an astonishing 4-3 victory over Bolton at Bloomfield Road, with Charlie Adam netting the winner in the 63rd minute although Wolves' victory at Sunderland ensured Blackpool remained in the relegation zone.

"We've got to go to Manchester United and probably get a win, and that might not even be enough," said Holloway. "I believe it will be, though, because Wolves are at home to Blackburn. I've had some strange things happen in my life and maybe the main man up there has written a story that would probably beat Cinderella."

He added: "And I believe we can do it, whoever they put out. I want to spoil their party."

Holloway brushed off the disappointment of Wolves' result, saying: "All that matters is the dignity, the pride we've showed, getting back on track.

"That's four games unbeaten, and anyone who's seen the last four games can tell that Blackpool are back and looking like we did at the start of the season. That was really important to us."

Bolton boss Owen Coyle praised his side's battling spirit but admitted they were made to pay for some poor defending.

The Scot said: "I felt we did more than enough certainly to be leaving with a point but if you're going to defend the way we did in the first half then you're going to pay a heavy price.

"We dominated the second half, they've scored on the break with a great finish but we kept pushing on and we had chances to get the equaliser, but we didn't take them."

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