JULIAN Speroni says Crystal Palace's decision to move for Alan Pardew so soon after the sacking of Neil Warnock will help the squad.
The Eagles shot-stopper came away with his second clean sheet in a row at Aston Villa on Thursday following Queens Park Rangers last weekend.
And Speroni met Pardew for the first time in the changing rooms at Villa Park.
The 35-year-old is hoping the new manager can help the players go on a good run in the Premier League to move away from the relegation zone.
"He came into the changing room to introduce himself and said well done to everybody and that he will start work (on Friday)," said Speroni.
"He didn't say much about the game. I don't think it was the time but he just introduced himself and we'll have a better idea of what he wants from us.
"We can't deny all the experience he has. I've never worked with him in the past so I don't know what to expect really.
"His experience will help us a lot so hopefully it could be the start of a good run.
"Obviously the club had to take their time to make the right decision but I think it does help if that decision is made quickly."
By Mark Ritson (Twitter @MR_LWMedia)