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Crystal Palace supremo: We'll look at less transfer options this summer

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CRYSTAL Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has admitted mistakes were made last summer in the transfer market and says the club are looking at "less options" ahead of the new season. A number of players arrived at Selhurst Park to assemble a squad to compete in the Premier League, but it didn't quite work out initially, with Ian Holloway resigning from his post on October 23. Tony Pulis came in and worked with what he had at his disposal and added two or three bodies to the first team picture to achieve a fantastic mid-table finish. And Parish will take the experience he had in the transfer market a year ago into this pre-season to push the Eagles on. He also knows that some of the squad from last season will not be at the club in the long-term as they look to establish themselves in the top flight. "Last summer wasn't just thrown together," he told the Advertiser. "Ian and I and the people we were working with thought about every single player. "Obviously Ian had a different style to Tony and so he brought in players who brought a different style. "Some of them may not fit with us going forward but they are good players and the club will do OK out of those players, and those players will do OK having been at Crystal Palace and gaining the experience. "And in there, there were one or two mistakes, but they weren't mistakes at the time. Some players didn't settle or maybe some didn't see eye-to-eye when they first arrived, for example. "Sometimes it just doesn't work out for you at a club. "Maybe you don't take your chances or it just doesn't happen for you on the pitch. "I am really comfortable with last summer. I think we'll look at less options this summer because Tony has got a much clearer idea of what he wants."

Crystal Palace supremo: We'll look at less transfer options this summer


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