Date: 22nd October 2010 at 2:33pm
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Blackpool boss Ian Holloway admits to being a little scared of Birmingham ahead of the game with Blackpool on Saturday.

Holloway told his side that Blues were a team to look up to at the start of the season to his players after City stormed to a ninth place finish at the end of the last season.

But Blues haven`t been as good this season, they are hovering near the relegation zone and recently lost their year-long unbeaten home record.

But Holloway still has the upmost respect for McLeish and his side.

He said: ‘Birmingham are one of the teams that I keep talking to my team about. I think the way they play football is a credit to their manager. Alex seems a real honest, robust, old-fashioned man who’s got values and morals and I love the way his team plays. To be honest, I’m pretty scared of them.

‘They really do put a stint in and I think they’ve been slightly unfortunate this season, but they were exceptional last year, which is full credit to them. When you look at the players they’ve got, I’m expecting a really tough game. When you go to Birmingham City, their fans – if there was a roof on there, they’d lift it off every week. They’ve got a marvellous record at home so we’ll have our work cut out. But I’m really looking forward to it.’



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