Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway expects tonight's opponents Fulham to start climbing the table.

Whilst Holloway would happily settle for a 17th-placed finish at the end of the season, he does not envisage Fulham fighting away at the foot of the table for much longer.

When asked if Martin Jol's side were part of the bottom four battle Holloway said: "That would be a bit of a disgrace to Fulham.

"For them they have had a mixed bag of results recently and then people were taking with a new owner and speculation grows.

"But Martin is a very shrewd cookie and they have got all sorts of players there. Scott Parker is fit again and when you look at it they are used to this division.

"I'm sure they will have much bigger aspirations than ourselves and the truth is we have got to try and finish first of the bottom four."

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