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Holloway: We've Some Way To Go

29 July 2013

Ian Holloway's squad continued their build up to the Premier League with the game at Crawley and it was a display that left the gaffer disappointed. 

"These games for us at this stage of our build up are a training session but it was one that left me very disappointed in respect of our performance and was not typical of a Crystal Palace team that goes out to represent this club. 

"They are well ahead of us in pre-season preparation as their season starts next week and it looked that way."

The side had chances in each half of the game but the boss said it was another example of how goals change games.  He feels work needs to be done to make sure this issue is put right before the kick-off on August 18th. 

"Goals change games and after they got ahead we couldn't put one of our many chances away to get back in the game and if I am not careful that will be our problem. We are missing Glenn Murray with injury and have lost Wilf Zaha and I need to do a lot of work to try and replace them. 

"In the second half they took control, it was not a very nice training session for me to watch but the lads can learn from this outing particularly the younger ones. 

"We need to make some decisions on what we are going to do with some of the players we have been looking at because we are playing catch up and will be competing against a standard that is going to be pretty relentless. 

"My job is to try and find players who are going to help our squad for a season that is still three weeks away and that is what I am doing."

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