New Palace boss wants January signings

Newly appointed Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew hopes to see some new players brought into Selhurst Park this January, reports BBC Sport.

Pardew has been appointed as Neil Warnock’s replacement at Palace, and hopes to guide the club out of the relegation zone, with the side without a win in it’s last eight Premier League matches.

And Pardew says he will need some new signings to get his former club out of their current ‘sticky’ situation.

“It’s a little bit sticky at the moment but we need to find a route out of that,” Pardew said.

“I think we’re going to need a player or two and least and that’s what we’re going to try to do.”

Pardew was confirmed as Warnock’s successor today, having left Newcastle to sign a three-and-a-half year deal at Selhurst Park.

“It’s difficult because I’m leaving a big club in Newcastle, but it was a choice which I felt was right for myself and my family and my career,” Pardew told Palace’s website.

Pardew has strong links with Palace having played for the club between 1987 and 1991, a time in which he scored the winning goal as the Eagles beat Liverpool 4-3 after extra time in the 1990 FA Cup semi-finals.

“Fans love you when you’ve done something good for the club, and they remember that era that I was in fondly,” he added.

“They admire the spirit of that era and I think they’d like to see more of that, and hopefully I can bring that back.

“Every time I came back here it was always a lovely welcome and a nice feeling. I knew at some point I would have worked for this because really and truly my home is in this area.”

 


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