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Crystal Palace Boss Ian Holloway Wants More Signings After Capital One Cup Exit Shock

Eagles boss reiterates need for new bodies.

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Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway is planning on making a quick return to the transfer market after watching his side crash out to League One side Bristol City in the Capital One Cup this week, Sky Sports reports.

Holloway made wholesale changes for the second round tie at Ashton Gate as goals from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Scott Wagstaff earned City a surprise victory.

Palace currently have Glenn Murray, Jerome Thomas and Yannick Bolasie all sidelined through injury, and with Wilfred Zaha having moved to Manchester United, Holloway will now step up his search for new strikers as he believes that will be the key to securing Premier League survival.

“The main thing for me is that we’ve lost two of our main players who were really important for us last year in Glenn Murray with his injury and Wilf.

“And you add the new lad I bought in Jerome Thomas and Yannick Bolasie to that and we aren’t quite the same. It makes a huge difference.

“It certainly will be a busy rest of the week. I don’t know where it will go and who we will end up with but we will get some – you can see we need them.

“I can’t tell you how many, it will be quite a few. I’ve got loads of plates spinning but it is so hard to get deals over the line these days, even in the Premier League. The closer it gets to that window the prices go up.

“I’ll try and do what I can and the chairman is helping me as much as he can. Hopefully at the end of it all we’ll have some sort of resemblance of a squad that can galvanise and do a little bit better.”

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