Palace boss Freedman expects his side to avoid relegation

Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman is confident his side can avoid the drop from the Championship to League One this season.

Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman is confident his side can avoid the drop from the Championship to League One this season.

The Eagles remained 21st thanks to 2-2 draw with Derby County on Saturday and although they are just four points above Scunthorpe United, who sit in the relegation zone, Freedman says the performances of Palace are good enough to stave off demotion.

“It was a deserved point,” he said of the clash with the Rams.

“We are not a relegation team, even though we’re in the area. I’m not tense, I don’t think the players are.

“Performance wise, we’re fine.”

Palace will enjoy a week off with the rest of the Premier League and second division clubs whilst international matches are played this weekend before a vital meeting with 16th-placed Barnsley at Selhurst Park on April 2.

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