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Millen expects to be in charge of Palace for Walsall Cup tie

Crystal Palace caretaker boss Keith Millen doesn't expect a new managerial appointment in the next 48 hours.

Millen was speaking after defeat at home to West Ham United.

Admitting he remains in the dark about Palace's future, Millen said he expects to take charge of Tuesday's Capital One Cup trip to Walsall.

"No I don't know," said Millen when asked for the latest developments on Palace's manager search.

"The last couple of days the chairman has really left me to concentrate on the game, and that's what I've done.

"We've got a lot of work to do, I've got to speak to the chairman tomorrow and see what his thoughts are.

"I do expect to be in charge on Tuesday.

"It's been a shock to everyone, the circumstances of Tony (Pulis) leaving then the situation last Wednesday, Thursday with Malky (Mackay).

"It's been a tough week for the club, but I don't think it's going to drag on.

"Once we appoint a new manager it will be a fresh start, we'll have a new direction.

"We don't have to have someone in by next weekend: if the chairman doesn't find the right person I don't think he'll rush into it."

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