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Tony Pulis aims to get the best out of the Crystal Palace squad

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TONY PULIS says he intends to get the best out of the Crystal Palace players to help them fight off relegation. The Welshman has never been relegated as a manager and he established Stoke City in the Premier League during his tenure at the Britannia Stadium. But now he is in the hotseat at Selhurst Park and is determined to help the Eagles stave off relegation, with Pulis saying yesterday (Thursday) that his aim is to get the best out of the current squad. "My football philosophy is to win games and always has been," he said. "You have to recognise the material you have to work with and make the best out of it to try and win games. "It is very easy for the top clubs because they are able to pay big wages to the best players in the world. "When you haven't got that you have got to compete and get the best out of the players you have got. "You have to recognise the strengths and weaknesses and work with what you have got and try to understand the best way of getting results." And while he said earlier this week that he plans to wheel and deal in January, he says that the Eagles' current squad have six games to prove themselves to him ahead of the January transfer window. "We have a few weeks until the transfer window opens, so it is up to everyone to knuckle down and nail their colours to the mast," he said. "My first impressions are that the players are really determined to get the results and do all the best they can for the club." Meanwhile, Pulis says he has no problem with Cameron Jerome, who played for him at the Britannia but was critical of the Welshman after he left Stoke City. "Cameron is fine," he said. "He had a chat with me this week and he played as well as I have seen him play for a long time at Hull. "I am not interested in the 'he said, she said' business - sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. "I was brought up in the 1960s, so people saying anything or calling me names, I will laugh all them off."

Tony Pulis aims to get the best out of the Crystal Palace squad


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