Ian Holloway admits he subbed Stephen Crainey by mistake

Posted by - November 24, 2010 - Blackpool, Oddballs

Communication cock-up over soundalike Seasiders

Blackpool gaffer Ian Holloway has admitted his substitution of left-back Stephen Crainey during the victory over Wolves was unintentional. The erroneous change came when Olly’s backroom staff got their -neys in a twist.

The Seasiders manager had wanted to replace striker Luke Varney with David Carney, and use the Australian in front of Crainey in a more defensive formation. But the substitution got lost in translation and Carney came on for Crainey, not Varney.

Holloway said: “We got it mixed up. I wanted to take Varney off and put Carney on but we ended up taking off Crainey. It all got confused. Varney, Carney, Crainey is a tongue-twister.

“We made a mistake but I’ll let my staff off as they’re great.”

Perhaps a January move for Benjani is in order.