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Crystal Palace boss Pardew: Bony a very, very good player

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew insists they were never in for Stoke City striker Wilfried Bony.

The Ivorian joined the Potters on-loan from Manchester City on deadline day.

"He wasn't really on our list," Pardew said. "That doesn't mean I don't think he's a very, very good player. He is.

"They have got other players who are just as dangerous as Bony. Arnautovic, Bojan, Walters, Diouf. They've got a really good strikeforce there. They've had a very difficult start with fixtures. That is one of the reasons they are bottom of the league – they're not a poor team."

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