CRYSTAL Palace caretaker boss Keith Millen says the players need the fans' support more than ever tomorrow at the Emirates Stadium and wants them to enjoy the occasion. Eagles fans are in deep shock and frustration following the departure of Tony Pulis on Thursday night, and Millen, who spoke to the media at the club's training ground on Friday, spoke exclusively to the Advertiser to pass a message to the supporters. The Croydon-born man walks into his second caretaker role in less than a year and wants the Palace fans to sing all game like they did in north London in February. "I can understand the fans, we're all in shock at the moment," Millen said. "We didn't see it coming, we have prepared all pre-season and we're ready for the game against Arsenal. "We have to try and let the dust settle if we can. My job is to try and get the lads focused on the game and playing the match, rather the circumstances if you like that's going around it. "From the fans' point of view, things will come out and I am sure the chairman will speak to the press as the days go by. "I want the fans to go to the Emirates tomorrow and enjoy themselves. They backed the players last year unbelievably and the players really did appreciate that. "We need that again tomorrow. We need to hear our fans, not necessarily moaning about the circumstances, but supporting the team and enjoying the occasion. "That atmosphere the fans created last year had a huge influence on the players. "You speak to the players, they would all openly admit that. Yes, the fans are frustrated and it will take time to get over but that is football unfortunately, you have to move on very quickly. "I have lost a friend and my manager, and now I have to stand up in front of the players and try to get them focused. "It is not easy for any of us. I am going to make sure I enjoy tomorrow and hopefully the fans will as well."
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