The manager admits recent home performances have suffered because it has been difficult to play good football on a surface that has become increasingly cut-up.
But he hatched a plan for last night’s home Championship clash with Hull ... and it almost worked a treat.
The Seasiders were back to their best, playing some terrific stuff and going close on several occasions to adding to a lead provided by a sublime first-half strike by Tom Ince.
That failure to score again ultimately cost them as Matt Fryatt equalised in the final minute.
But Holloway was delighted with almost everything he saw – particularly how his players coped with the surface.
The manager said: “I think the pitch has been proving a slight problem for us but we took that out of the equation by getting it up front quicker. What I tried to do was play a way that ensured the bouncy, bobbly surface didn’t inhibit us.
“I think the lads understand what I want and we’ve now got another option in the way we can play. We went long, ran in behind and stretched their back four, and we were a threat all night.
“I know for a fact that Hull were expecting us to mess about with the ball in front of their back line, but we took them by surprise and I thought we looked terrific. Gazette
“We supported our front players and we turned their midfield around.”