JOE Ledley has backed Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis to receive the Manager of the Year award in the Premier League. The January signing has thrived under the manager, playing in a number of positions and contributing with two goals. And Ledley believes he made the right choice in leaving Scottish giants Celtic, especially as he had been approached to play for Pulis in recent years. "I think he's got to be manager of the year, with the points and everything since he's taken over," said the Wales international. "He has been remarkable, not just against the bottom-half teams but also the big teams where we picked up results against Chelsea and now Liverpool. "He's a brilliant manager. I had a couple of opportunities to work with him before and I think I've made the right decision now. "I am happy to be working under him. I have loved every minute. It was difficult to leave Celtic but to come here and be in a good place and under a good manager, it makes everything a lot easier. "That's what he's done. He has put belief in me and the new signings and everyone else. It has worked out." Meanwhile, Ledley is looking to add more goals to his game next year, but admitted it may depend on having a fixed position in the starting XI. "I have been happy with my performances," he said. "I have got two goals, and of course you can't be greedy and have them all, but I am happy with how I am playing not just for myself but for the team as well. "Hopefully I can score more goals next season, it may depend on what position I'm playing in."
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