Former Wycombe Wanderers Apprentice Matt Phillips could make his first Premier League start on Sunday.
19 year old Phillips now at Blackpool has caught the eye at full-back in two substitute appearances so far.
The £325,000 deadline day signing scored against Blackburn two weeks ago before giving a composed second-half display to help the Seasiders claim a 2-1 victory at Liverpool, after replacing Neal Eardley at half-time.
With Eardley currently nursing an ankle injury, Phillips could come into the starting line-up as the Tangerines host Manchester City when the Premier League resumes this weekend.
“Maybe I should keep playing him there,” Holloway told the Blackpool Gazette. “Maybe he’ll get a chance.”
“Liverpool’s right-back, Glen Johnson, plays for England and I didn’t see much difference between the two of them.”
Although Phillips drew Blackpool level against Blackburn, Holloway felt the teenager was at fault as Brett Emerton grabbed a stoppage-time winner to give Rovers a 2-1 win.
But Holloway believes he has already shown he can adapt to the new role.
“I didn’t go gung-ho in that game – we just made a mistake towards the end and forgot our structure,” he added.
“Matt Phillips got carried away, but it was understandable considering the boy had never played there. I thought at Liverpool he did it superbly.”