Curtis Fleming took the post-match press conference for the first time having been put in charge for the victory against Blackburn Rovers. He was delighted to see the unbeaten run continue against another side with a new managerial appointment.
“It was a very enjoyable afternoon, as we know the lads are good set of boys and know their jobs. I was confident they would be putting in a good performance but we were playing against a quality side that have just come down from the Premier League. You can prepare all week and work hard but you don’t know what is going to happen until the action starts and I certainly can’t complain at what we saw.”
Curtis feels the announcement about the new manager, Ian Holloway, gives the club stability after an uncertain couple of weeks.
“It’s good to get someone in and a bit of stability, at the moment they are in a good frame of mind as we are on this great run it is easier to manage and I am sure he cannot wait to start working with this group of players. Today he came down to see the players when they arrived about 1.15pm and then left us all to get our game heads on, as you can imagine he was lively and then he popped down at the end and I think it was good for the lads to hear a few words from after he had watched the game and I am sure they are looking forward to working with him.”
The caretaker boss has been really pleased with how the lads have reacted to the events of the past couple of weeks and was once again pleased to see Glenn Murray continue his goal scoring form.
“The team are playing with a lot of confidence and so they should be with the run we are on but it is about doing the right things and concentrating on what we do, everyone works hard and even though we have a couple of players who can do that extra special stuff, overall we work as a team and battle for each other.
“Glenn has been fantastic this season and now has ten goals, he works so hard for the team but because of the type of guy he is he is he is the dressing room thinking about the one he misses rather than the two he scored so I said to him to think of the positives. If they had pulled pack to 2-1 the defenders may have had a go at him! but thankfully it didn’t come to that.”
Fleming will know more about where his future lies on Monday when the squad and management team report back for training and he has a chance to discuss with the new boss.
“I am a Crystal Palace employee and will work as hard as I can but it’s been in the press that I have been linked with a move but can’t tell you anymore until I have a chat with Ian Holloway on Monday and take it from there.”