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Dowie convinced Palace can stay up

Former Crystal Palace boss Iain Dowie believes his old club can stay up.

Dowie believes Palace manager Ian Holloway will avoid his past mistakes.

He told the London Evening Standard: "I am not one of the naysayers who think Palace have no chance at all in staying up. I think there are a number of clubs that finished near the bottom last year, as well as the other promoted clubs, that they can finish above.

"No one will enjoy going to Selhurst Park this season, it is a tough ground to play at, as many Premier League sides found out during my time there. I still look back and take a lot of responsibility for not keeping the club in the division. I made a number of signings in the summer [11 in all] and I made too many changes to the team at the beginning, when I should have stuck with more of the players that got us there."

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