TONY Pulis was happy with Crystal Palace's 2-2 draw against Columbus Crew and says he will continue to work on fitness levels. The players have been through some tough pre-season training so far - and it looks set to continue ahead of the big kick-off against Arsenal on August 16. Pulis admits the players will be tired going into their remaining pre-season games, against Philadelphia Union, Richmond Kickers, Brentford and Augsburg. "The result is not what we're after," the boss told www.cpfc.co.uk following the game in Ohio. "What we're after really is players getting fit. The results business starts at the Emirates in a few weeks' time. "The important thing is we get the players through the games, the players get game time and their fitness improves. "They've worked hard. What people don't understand is that we've overloaded them. They are very tired coming into this game because of the work they've done before it. "For the next week or two, we will overload them, so they will be playing at times a little bit tired. "But that will get them fitter for when the season starts."
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