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Crystal Palace boss wants new signings

Ian Holloway wants to strengthen further ahead of the season

By | 8th August 2013

Premier League new boys Crystal Palace have already signed six players this summer, but according to boss Ian Holloway he wants his side to add a few more faces to the squad so he can compete in the Prem this season. The club was finally promoted to the Premier League last season and manager Ian Holloway wants to keep it that way.

The club finished fifth in the Championship last season, but were promoted through the Championship playoffs, and believe that they have the quality to stay in England’s top league. The club have already strengthened significantly through signings including forward Dwight Gayle from Peterborough United and midfielder Jose Campana from Sevilla, but the boss says the club needs to replace the firepower provided by Wilfried Zaha, who left the club for Manchester United, and Glenn Murray, who is reportedly injured for six months.

“We still need to make a few more additions. With Wilfried [Zaha] going and Glenn [Murray], I’ve lost a lot of goals,” said Holloway to the Daily Express.

“Obviously I need a chance to build a squad rather than have a one-trick pony that I had last time out.

“We have set ourselves targets and we need to be able to give ourselves the best chance to compete in the Premier League.”

Holloway also talked about the team’s link to Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh, saying that he would let his chairman deal with that issue, but did not deny the club’s interest in the player.

“You will have to speak to my chairman about that one,” said Holloway to the Daily Express.

“If it happens, then it happens, if it doesn’t then it doesn’t.”

The club will be in the Premier League for the first time in eight seasons, after Holloway was hired in November of last season and led the side to England’s top league. The club had a shot at a major trophy in 1990 when the club made it to the final of the FA Cup, but lost.

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