Holloway: Palace having to play catch-up on Premier League rivals

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway confesses they're playing catch-up on their Premier League rivals after coming up via the playoffs.

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway confesses they're playing catch-up on their Premier League rivals after coming up via the playoffs.

Palace beat Watford at Wembley on May 27 to claim a place in the top flight for the first time since 2005.

The Palace boss, who won the play-offs with Blackpool in 2010, said: “We’ve got a lot of building to do. I know what it’s like to be a club that come up late and we are not in the same echelons as the top half of this table we are now in.

“It’s like starting a marathon and they are 20 miles away. Are we going to catch them? That’s the target.”

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