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Pardew Looks To Maintain Momentum

16 January 2015


Palace manager Alan Pardew wants to keep his side's good recent form going as he prepares to take his squad to Turf Moor to tackle Burnley on Saturday.

The Eagles boss has won his first two games in charge, following on from successive draws during Keith Millen's stint as caretaker manager, and he hopes the positivity around the club is still in tact come 5pm tomorrow afternoon.

Having taken Newcastle United to Lancashire already this season, Pardew believes that may hand his new side the edge when they come up against Sean Dyche's Clarets, who have only lost once at home in their last six games.

He said: "It's a different game as we have a different agenda and a different gameplan, so therefore our concentration has been on trying to affect them. I have an advantage over every other Premier League manager in that I'm going to go back there again because I've been there once already this season.

"It was a tough game, we only just got a draw there with Newcastle so it's a tough place to go but the spirit is good. We have some momentum with two draws and two victories in our last four so we'll take that to Burnley.

"Consistency is big but injuries can impact on that. We had great momentum at Newcastle and had six wins in a row but then we lost two or three key players and lost the next game and it was difficult to get it back.

"Confidence also plays a part, and the opposition plays a part, so we've got to make sure that we firstly make sure that we're all fit and then the consistency in selection will be there and we can focus on affecting the opposition."

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