Blackpool defender Ian Evatt has criticised Ian Holloway's training methods during the final weeks of his tenure at Bloomfield Road.
The Seasiders won just two of the last 10 games that Holloway presided over, before the Bristolian headed to Crystal Palace to replace Dougie Freedman at Selhurst Park.
Evatt has revealed standards at training were allowed to drop, which the 31-year-old believes resulted in a downturn in on-field performances.
He told BBC Radio Lancashire: "In the last couple of months, we hadn't really done much training. We had numerous days off - anything from two to five or six at a time.
"It was as surprising to the lads as anyone else. Maybe that's why we had the bad spell that we had.
"For whatever reason, the old manager didn't really work on defensive stuff. It was all attacking work."