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Holloway: Delighted To Be Part Of It

17 November 2012


Ian Holloway gave his thoughts to the Palace website after seeing his side put in another excellent performance in victory over Derby County.

"What can I say? It was yet another fantastic performance against a good team. They didn't stop from start to finish and the professionalism of my lot and the determination to keep this run going is quite awesome. I have to say it's an absolute pleasure to watch them play at the moment. We showed signs of being a bit more than solid. We've got a very solid base with Jedinak getting around and KG sticking his foot in but we got the ball to the wide men a little bit more today and we're starting to look a bit of a handful."

The game saw Glenn Murray take his season tally to 15 after another brace and Holloway paid tribute to his in-form striker.

"Murray up the middle was absolutely fantastic today. That's seven in three today he's scored for me and he was quite awesome. His second goal was as good as I've seen, strength to hold the guy off and then to come in and flip it over the keeper. Delighted for Moritz as well, another goal for him but I'm very pleased with everybody."

Derby had come with a 4-4-1 formation perhaps designed to frustrate Holloway's side but after a tightly-fought first 60 minutes Palace ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.

"Nigel (Clough) is a very good manager. He knows the run we're on and he knows the players - he'll have had them watched - and I thought they did it as well as anyone else has. But someone else wriggled out the bag. While you're worrying about Wilf and Yannick, what about Glenn Murary. Who picked him up from the corner? Before you know it, it's in. That's the brilliance about this team. You don't know where it's going to come from, KG is a silent assassin who can break forward from nowhere. To me the cement of it all is the back two and Jedinak in front of them, that allows me to add a bit of forward thinking and hopefully they'll enjoy that. I can't praise the people, from top to bottom, highly enough for their professionalism at this place. It is absolutely superb."

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