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New Palace boss: Transfer discussions held and we need at least two players

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ALAN Pardew says he wants to bring "at least two players" to Crystal Palace during the January transfer window.

The new Eagles boss has been in talks with the Palace board of directors over previous and fresh targets on arrival to the club.

Pardew admits he knows that those targets will need to be realistic without forcing co-chairman Steve Parish to splash too much cash, but the work has already started to enhance the current squad.

"Without putting pressure on the chairman, I think it's difficult for the manager to keep talking publicly about players and putting unnecessary pressure on the board," said the new manager.

"We have had discussions where I think we're going to need a player or two at least and that's what we're going to try and do."

The south Londoner also admitted he has to find a way of getting Palace to play without complicating too much, with the side building a reputation for being solid at the back and hitting opposition sides on the break.

It's something Pardew hopes to take on to the next level, describing it as a "general graduation and evolution of our system".

"To change something into expansive football is not going to suit us and we're going to find that teams are technically more dominant than us in the Premier League," he said.

"We have to find a different way, and the moment that way isn't bearing the results we want.

"A few tweaks here and there, a general graduation and evolution of our system, and that's as how much I would put on it."

By Mark Ritson (Twitter @MR_LWMedia)

New Palace boss: Transfer discussions held and we need at least two players


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