Crystal Palace boss denies pointless signings

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Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has dismissed thoughts that the Eagles made pointless signings in the transfer window, as reported by Sky Sports.

Holloway was the busiest Premier League manager in the transfer window but didn’t add two of his new boys in his 25 man squad, leaving them free to leave already.

The loan window for Football League clubs re-opens tomorrow and so Stephen Dobbie and Florian Marange will both leave the south London club despite only singing a few weeks ago.

Holloway didn’t realise that he would be able to bring in the calibre of player that he did in the final few weeks of the transfer window and wouldn’t have signed the other players if he did.

“It is utter madness,” said Holloway.

“Clearly, the rules have been brought in to guard against the top clubs stacking and racking players because they have the finances to do just that.

“But when I signed Dobbie and Marange, I can promise you that I did so in good faith.”

“I had no idea when we did the deals for Stephen and Florian that we would be able to conduct so much business in the final few days of the window.”

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