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Lawrence: Game Plan Worked

27 October 2012

After the victory at Leicester Lennie Lawrence said as a current employee of Crystal Palace F.C. he will stay committed to moving the club forward but is excited for the man who eventually takes over the manager's role. 

"I have a loyalty to Dougie Freedman. There has been interest from Bolton but I'm here and will do this job to the best of my ability. I will not be applying for the full time job.

"Whoever gets it has a golden chance. He is going to be one lucky man. There's something very special here. It's unusual that you get the opportunity to take on a group of players that is so together and riding high in the top four".

The Foxes were unbeaten at home this season when the Palace side arrived in the Midlands and Lennie knew what a tough task was ahead of them.

"We knew exactly how difficult it would be at Leicester who will be in the top six at the end of the season without a shadow of a doubt. We had a game plan and it worked.

"We started boldly and scored two goals whereas at Barnsley we just got one. We knew they'd throw everything at us and they did but we defended resolutely, Julian Speroni made some saves and we rode a few moments of luck."

Lawrence is so proud of how the group of players have remained very professional this week not looking for excuses and can only see a bright future for them

"Whoever takes charge will have a side that has every chance of maintaining a play-off challenge. They are so good as a unit, they could probably run themselves for a week or two.

"They have been absolutely spot on since Dougie left - if they weren't, you could never come to a place like this and win."

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