Jason Puncheon leads the side out against his former club, Southampton, on Saturday lunchtime believing that the experience Roy Hodgson brings with him will be vital as the squad look to put the opening weeks of the season behind them.
“The manager has a tremendous amount of experience and I know ,like myself, that the group are looking forward to working with him and already this week we have been focussing on the system he wants us to play and I am sure you will see his knowledge and methods in our play sooner rather than later.
"He's managed some big players and he's managed in a wide range of leagues. He was the national manager for our country and that speaks volumes for itself.
"Structure is important to help us push forward. We've got good players and we've got a good structure that has helped players grow and improve in the past."
Last weekend Southampton suffered a home defeat so the Palace captain expects a hard fought encounter in a match that both sides will be looking to get back to winning ways.
“We need a reaction to our start of the season and there is no doubt it will be a tough one to play as they also come here on the back of a disappointing result. This is a typical Premier League game with both teams giving their all to fight for a vital three points.
"Ultimately we need to win the game but as long as we leave that game with a clean sheet we've got a point."