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Pardew Takes Positives And Hails Fans

20 April 2016

Alan Pardew took the positives from Palace's outing at Manchester United, as several first team players got minutes under their belts ahead of the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday.

Injuries to Scott Dann, Yannick Bolasie and Joel Ward limited the manager's selection, but no new issues were picked up, so Pardew was confident he would have a full roster to choose from this weekend.

"Obviously we had a few injuries, so it was a makeshift back four," he said. "To concede the goal like we did in the opening minutes is really asking for trouble here, but we did well after that period.

"We evened it up, made sure we were strong and there were some decent performances - the goalkeeper was terrific - but it was always going to be a difficult game for us. 

"They had everybody fit, everybody available. They've got a massive squad," he added.

Picking up on the positives, Pardew added: "People got some game time, Jules, Macca, Chungy, Adebayor, Sako - and everybody's come through fit. I want to say thanks to our fans. They know it was a performance where we weren't quite right, but I think they know why that was."

To watch the manager's full interview, where he discussed the game against United and the inclusion of Luke Dreher in his squad at Old Trafford, CLICK HERE.

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