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Holloway: I've Got To Add

16 January 2013

Ian Holloway gave his thoughts to the Palace website after seeing his team drop out of the FA Cup after extra-time against Stoke.

"In reality that would have been two points out of six against Stoke but unfortunately it's a cup competition and my lads had to play another 30 minutes which is the last thing any of us needed. Some of those lads haven't played for three or four weeks, especially at this level so the score-line was a little unfair on us."

Holloway also spoke about the difficulties of the game going to extra time and his pride at seeing a couple of youngsters impress against Premier League opposition.

"I don't know what it's done to the lads, we've had a game on a Tuesday night after a long away trip on the weekend so I would have shaken hands with Tony at the end of the 90 minutes and just got on the bus but my lads had to carry on and limp through it. I'm hoping they're all alright but I've got to add to this squad.

"Hiram Boateng is only 17 and he's made his debut and he will never forget it, I thought it was terrific. Matty Parsons has been on loan at Wycombe and couldn't get a game and I don't get that as he was brilliant at left back."

The Palace boss also spoke about the perils of the January transfer window, with the media continuing to link Wilfried Zaha with a move to the Premier League.

"I need to go shopping most weeks. I run out of milk and bread. You can't do that though, if you're a Premier League team and you run out of centre-forwards you can't go shopping until the window opens. Then there's a mad rush in January."

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