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Holloway: Proud of them

19 January 2013


Ian Holloway spoke of his frustration after seeing his Palace side held to a 0-0 draw by Bolton Wanderers at Selhurst.


"All it needed was one good shot, I was delighted with everything else. I thought we started a bit slowly like my car did this morning but I think that was the two new lads just getting used to it. The longer the first half got on the more we got into our rhythm, and the longer the game went on the more competent we looked. I find it hard to believe we haven't won the game but that's the way things are going. Things are flying across the box and that's the difference between winning and losing. It's goal...and I think if we'd have got one we'd have got what we deserved I thought.


"I didn't think we created enough really, there wasn't enough movement with the front four. We were a little bit static I thought but the rhythm is coming."


The Palace boss spoke of his hopes for the future and heaped praise onto the club for their efforts to get the game on despite the cold and snow.


"They're all really disappointed in there because we want to stay with the top team in the division and believe we can go up automatically. To do that we have to turn that (performance) into three points. I've told them how proud I am of them and the efforts. To me this game is on today through Palace spirit. When I looked at it last night I thought how on earth are we oing to play with no undersoil heating but I've just got to thank the groundstaff. It's just a monumental effort, a brilliant crowd who showed Dougie (Freedman) respect which is exactly what I wanted."


Holloway also gave his view on a run of good performances that perhaps hasn't seen his side pick up as many points as they deserved.


"I want to keep the enthusiasm going, when you read those little Sky things that have come up that says we've only one once in the last ten games, that doesn't tell the story. How unlucky have we been in the last ten games? We were in front about four times, let late goals in, I've had injuries and suspensions. I haven't got a squad like they have...I think we're doing fantastically well. Let's keep going."

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