And hopes to bring in new arrivals too.
Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway is looking forward to feeling the ‘buzz’ of a Premier League season once again, but has admitted that his side need more new recruits first, Sky Sports reports.
Holloway has already gained seven new players this summer despite missing out on a high profile move for Aston Villa’s Darren Bent, but that hasn’t stopped him from wanting to add more experience and know how before the transfer window slams shut on September 2nd.
“Someone said to me in the supermarket the other day, ‘Please sign some players’ and my wife said, ‘If you knew how hard he was trying!'” Holloway told Sky Sports News.
“We’ll get people who want to come for the right reasons. I thought that was going to be Darren but unfortunately it isn’t.
“I believe I need some extra experience. I’ve only got two players who’ve tasted the Premier League before so the others I’ve got to love them, care for them and give them a chance.”
Holloway has already tasted the Premier League before with Blackpool, but that lasted just one season, and he has confessed that he cannot wait to do it again.
“It’s exciting, exhilarating; the energy of the division, how many people are there, the buzz around the grounds,” he added.
“My experience will help but I think it’s even tougher than before with the quality the teams have added. The dynamics of this division have changed so much, with (Manuel) Pellegrini coming in, Sir Alex (Ferguson) retiring, Jose (Mourinho) back.
“We’re expecting ups and downs. We’re not expecting to win the division; we have to try and finish top of a very small group at the bottom.”