Crystal Palace chief plotting double raid

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is planning a double January swoop on former club Stoke for Peter Crouch and Matthew Etherington, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The Eagles chief is set to be backed heavily by the London club’s board next month after making an excellent start to life at Selhurst Park since replacing Ian Holloway.

Pulis has eased the newly promoted side out of the relegation zone – albeit on goal difference – thanks to some impressive results, and their narrow weekend loss to Manchester City served further proof that survival is a possibility.

To help aid their push for safety, the Palace manager is ready to pounce for two of his former players in Crouch and Etherington.

Pulis enjoyed a fine spell at the Britannia Stadium, with the duo both key men in Stoke’s XI across much of his reign.

Crouch is thought to be his main target, with the former England international rumoured to be available this winter, with new Potters boss Mark Hughes keen to get his vast weekly wage off of the club’s expenditure.

Pulis wants to accompany the lanky striker with his current team-mate Etherington, with the pair having combined well on a number of occasions in the past.

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