Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has branded Cardiff "slightly outrageous" in their pursuit of winger Matt Phillips.

The Bluebirds had a bid, reported to be worth £800,000, rejected for the Tangerines star during the January transfer window and Holloway stressed he would not be letting his prized asset go to a fellow npower Championship club.

He told the BBC: "I think they (Cardiff) were a little bit ambitious there, if he goes anywhere it will be one of the top five clubs in the country."

He added: "He won't have to wait for Cardiff to become that, so slightly ambitious, slightly outrageous.

"But never mind, it proves they are right doesn't it, what he's done today (Saturday).

"He's a good lad, he's a good player and shows what he can do. We've got to get everything right around for him to shine."