CRYSTAL Palace hotshot Dwight Gayle wants to "repay the faith" the Eagles have shown in him and kick on next season after scoring four goals in the final two games of the season. It has certainly been a testing campaign for Palace's record signing since joining from Peterborough United last summer, and he's had to wait for a chance to shine further under Tony Pulis. The boss has favoured the likes of Cameron Jerome and Marouane Chamakh since arriving at the end of November, and Gayle could not have picked a better time to remind Pulis of what he's capable of following his displays against Liverpool and Fulham. Now the striker is hoping to work on a few things over the summer months before the new Premier League season begins in August – and he believes he and Glenn Murray could forge a partnership too. "I've had to be patient," Gayle told the Advertiser. "I wasn't starting but Tony has given me my chance at the end of the season, so I'm just happy with that. "We're going to have to add to the squad in the summer and hopefully we can push on and finish in the top half of the table. "I am fully excited and I can't wait for next season to start now. The close season now is going to be very important for me and work on a few things and make myself a better player. "Hopefully next season I can repay the faith Palace have shown in me and get a few more goals. "I am looking to work myself in the gym and get a bit stronger. I'll have to improve myself tactically too. "I suppose my hold-up play needs to be better and I need to help out the team bringing others into play. "I think myself and Glenn Murray can work. We do work well, we're good mates off the pitch as well which is a good thing. I think our attributes work well together."For the full interview with Gayle, don't miss today's Croydon Advertiser.
More Pages to Explore .....