CRYSTAL Palace boss Ian Holloway was happy to see lots of his players get at least 45 minutes under their belts following the 3-0 win at Gillingham on Tuesday night. The Eagles manager made wholesale changes at the break at the Priestfield Stadium, but at this stage of pre-season he insists it's just about stepping up their fitness levels and getting used to one another. "It was a fantastic training session and for our fans to come and be singing and chanting, but to also see some of the new lads we've got," Holloway told the Croydon Advertiser. "For us it was a training session against a team who were champions last season so we knew it was going to tough and it proved to be that. "Gillingham had a great spell in the second half but I'm just pleased with the organisation we've managed to get in with the staff to play two different teams so you don't have the shenanigans of people coming on and not knowing what they're doing. "I was very, very pleased. It took the second half team some time to get used to it. "Gillingham had a right go at us but a couple of breaks, good finishing and a good shot, hopefully we can gain from that. "But it's all about fitness, it's not about scores now. It's about getting people used to me and me getting used to them and finding out if we can build on this squad."
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