Moxey admits Palace squad overhaul hurt team spirit

Crystal Palace defender Dean Moxey admits the locker room lost their team spirit after so many changes in the summer.

Crystal Palace defender Dean Moxey admits the locker room lost their team spirit after so many changes in the summer.

Moxey supports former manager Ian Holloway’s view that the spirit founded during their march to the Premier League has - at least for the time being - disappeared.

“I think he’s hit the nail on the head,” said the 27-year-old to the South London Press. “People talk about splits - it’s not like that.

“It was hard losing players that helped us get promoted - Rambo [Peter Ramage], Dobbs [Stephen Dobbie], Owen Garvan and Alby [Aaron Wilbraham]. That was hard for us to take, that they were not in the 25 and did not get a chance.

“Ian got 13 or 14 players in and it felt different. It is about fitting together, the new lads coming in and getting used to how we do things and the attitude we want. It’s getting there.

“We’re all working together. We have our 25 until January and whichever manager comes in then those are the players that have got to do it on the pitch, dig in and fight.”

 
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